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Sunday 15 September 2013

William Hardy Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

William Hardy, or Bill as he's known, is a fifth generation Hardy family member and currently works in the role of brand ambassador. The great-great-grandson of founder Thomas Hardy, "the range was created to acknowledge the ongoing contribution of the Hardy family 

and, in particular, Bill Hardy, in the winery’s success.”

Opens with nougaty and sawdust oak, charry cedary notes, hints of mint and evergreen pine. Black fruited, cassis starts to reveal itself a little with some time.

Full bodied, chocolate and blueberries add a little flesh. Initially strikes a bitter note, with a nod towards licorice twists-meets chicory and chocolate. Tannin is good and raspy - decent length to boot. Be better with a little time, 5-8 years my recommendation. 89

Tasted on: Wednesday 11th September, a Leaf Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $20.99
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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