Ox Hardy, McLaren Vale

"I suspect this country has not seen a new release of such pedigree, such depth of history and such sheer and effortless magnificence since the very launch of Hill of Grace itself in 1958.” Tyson Stelzer

We are incredibly proud to announce a special new partnership with Ox Hardy and to introduce the range to the UK for the first time.

This McLaren Vale estate has become revered for its small-production Shiraz. They are deeply impressive wines, and as leading wine critic Matthew Jukes says, “No self-respecting wine collector can declare their cellar complete without a few cases of these wines in their racks”.

Ox Hardy is the personal passion project of winemaker Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy, formerly chief winemaker at the cult estate Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills. Twenty years ago, he began making tiny amounts of wine for the family to drink from cherished old vines, some first planted in the 1800s by his great great grandfather Thomas Hardy.

Since its first commercial release in 2019, Ox Hardy has already left an indelible mark on the Australian wine scene and we are delighted to bring these hugely exciting wines to the UK.

 

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2019 - Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz
Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2019 OX HARDY SLATE SHIRAZ - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £256.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, October 2021

    The Slate Shiraz is an extraordinary wine as it is made from the original slate open fermenters, last used nearly one hundred years ago by Thomas Hardy himself. This is a spellbinding Shiraz which boasts such a sleek structure and vivid fruit. Texturally, it glides on the palate and sweeps into a dramatic lift which gives freshness and elegance in spades. This is one to lay down and forget about for a while.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
    Score: 19+

    If you take every word that I have written in the 2018 vintage note for slate and swop out the Bandol reference for Cornas from Allemande you will see, once again, that this statesmanlike 2019 Slate Shiraz has nailed it again. If anything this vintage contains even more potential and even deeper wells of thrilling fruit. There are coffee notes, hung game hints, dark chocolate and tar references, but these are filigree details to the all-pervasive, omnipotent Shiraz fruit. Once again, this is not a big wine. This is important to underline. It is a medium weight fellow with mind-bending purity and intensity and this is what makes it so unforgettable and also desirable. Drink 2022 – 2030

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2018 - Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz
Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now

2018 OX HARDY SLATE SHIRAZ - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £267.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
    Score: 19+

    I wrote the rather baffling expression, ‘beyond minerality’, when I first tasted this wine. This was a knee jerk reaction to the elemental force contained in this fruit coupled with the unquestionable, but also the unfathomable impact that the ancient slate fermenters have on its expression. If you haven’t already, you must read the story of this magical ‘equipment’ from the long-derelict winery into which Ox has breathed life. The colour alone is absurd – it is Mordor in a glass. The earth and spice remind me of only one other wine on earth – Tempier’s Cabassaou and so I opened up a bottle of this wine, on the spot, to compare to 2018 Slate and the attitude, nobility and stance were identical. Sanguineous, vampiric, epically layered and super-fine this is a phenomenal release. While the nose and mid-palate are truly magnificent in their measured delivery, the trademark Ox finish arrives, freshening the palate and ending with ‘happy ever after’ purity and calm. As you will see by my words and also my score this is a deeply impressive wine. Drink 2022 – 2030

2012 - Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz
Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2040
Case size
3x75cl
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2012 OX HARDY 1891 ANCESTOR VINE SHIRAZ - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Ox Hardy
Region
McLaren Vale
Grape
Shiraz
Drinking
2022 - 2040
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £357.01 (Inc. VAT)
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Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, December 2020,
    Score: 20+

    I was very fortunate to taste the only bottle of this vintage in the country and I understand that it is not yet released in Australia, so this is somewhat of a scoop. Given I only had a tasting sample-sized glass with which to make my notes so this is a somewhat cramped review, but I can tell you that this is yet another stellar interpretation of the vines which Thomas Hardy planted back in 1891. So deep, so closed and yet so refreshing, the power-to-weight ratio here is mind-blowing and the monastic control on the palate confounds any form of devotion I have ever heard of. By far the most introverted and centred AVS to date, at eight years old, this wine is refusing to budge, but there is so much potential here it is staggering. We are witnessing the birth of a vinous superstar, and with 2008 and 2010 in the back catalogue, and knowing just how serious the great 2012s are from other wineries in South Australia, I can safely say that I expect this wine to unfurl over the next two or three years into one of the finest Shiraz/Syrahs on the planet. As far as experiences go, my sip and a half took me on an even more fascinating journey than the near-perfect 2010 but, of course, I didn’t reach the destination. Nevertheless, I was overwhelmed with just how expressive and also how distinguished this wine felt on my palate and so it would be remiss of me to give it anything less than a perfect score. Drink 2024 – 2045

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.