Hardys HRB D670 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Underrated wines these HRB series and with a rich history – there are lots of forgotten labels in the Accolade portfolio really, though plenty of hollow commercial products too. This blend features Coonawarra, McLaren Vale and Margaret River grapes, the style mid-weight and driven by tannins. That said the first play is oak, the palate following with slightly subdued fruit and plenty of acidity. It’s the sort of wine that you’d happily drink over dinner and enjoy the solid Cabernet character, without it ever becoming a ‘give me all the HRB’ style. Solid drinking if you can pay sub $30.
Best drinking: I’d prefer to open this in 2-3 years and it will probably surprise everyone at the age of 10. 17.5/20, 91/100. 14%, $35. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.