Hardy's Heritage Reserve Bin Riesling
95 Points James Halliday
Hardys is one of Australia's beloved wineries. The Heritage Reserve Bin (HBR) series of wines is a nod to the noble tradition of blending grapes from diverse geographic regions. The racy and dry Riesling is a marriage of Clare Valley and Tasmanian fruit, with 6 glorious years of bottle age. Complex with lemon verbena, lime leaf, and notes of citronella candle,
The texture manages to achieve full, acidity-driven tension and emollience. Chill only slightly, and pair with any seafood ceviche, asparagus salad, or lemony grilled fish.
A multi-regional blend, this combines the best limey juiciness of Clare Valley fruit with the line and length of Tasmanian fruit, the combination sublimely powerful, clean and really quite beautiful. Very impressive Riesling. James Halliday