2013 Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz - 3x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Ox Hardy
  • Region McLaren Vale
  • Grape Shiraz
  • Drinking 2023 - 2043
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available Now

2013 - Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vine Shiraz - 3x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Ox Hardy
  • Region McLaren Vale
  • Grape Shiraz
  • Drinking 2023 - 2043
  • Case size 3x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £303.61 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £101.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £245.00 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Goedhuis, Janaury 2023

    The jewel in the Ox Hardy crown, this remarkable Shiraz comes from a tiny 1.4 hectare low yielding vineyard planted in 1891 by Thomas Hardy. 2013 is a classic McLaren Vale vintage which has quintessential Shiraz. The 2013, intense and complex, offers incredible firmness and precision. Seemingly endless layers of flavour, and the fruit still so fresh and pure, there is so much going on here. Earthy, spiced, mineral and simply impossible to spit, the tannins are melting, and finely detailed dark black and blue fruits are tinged with wild lavender, thyme, and dried flowers. Drink 2023-2043

  • Wine Advocate, Janaury 2023, Score: 96

    This 2013 Upper Tintara Vineyard 1891 Ancestor Vines Shiraz is now (in 2022) nine years old and decries that in its color and aroma. The wine presents far younger. Aromatically, it is spicy and resinous, with charred star anise, raspberry, salted licorice, tobacco leaf, graphite, peppercorns and more. In the mouth, the wine continues as if there was never a break and flows across the palate. The tannins are incredibly silky—silken, in fact—and shape the wine through the finish. This has it all. If Benjamin Button drank wine, this would be a good match. There's still 20 years left in this with ease. Super impressive. Drink 2022-2042.

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2023, Score: 19+

    2013 Ancestor Vines Shiraz McLaren Vale (14.5%), again, shows an absurdly beautiful nose, and this perfume links its DNA to the family of ‘Ancestor Vines’ wines. At nine years old, it has settled into its character with a posh but not formal attitude. The perfume is a result of an early pick, and the depth is a result of the post-maceration, so this is a wine with non-stop action from the tip of its nose to the ends of its toes. This is sensational, intuitive winemaking carried out by touch and feel, years of experience, and unrivalled taste buds. The potential here is absurd because even at nine years of age, this is a youthful, firm wine.

Producer

Ox Hardy

Ox Hardy is the personal passion project of winemaker Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy, formerly chief winemaker at 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. This McLaren Vale estate has become revered for its small-production Shiraz. They are deeply impress...Read more

Ox Hardy is the personal passion project of winemaker Andrew ‘Ox’ Hardy, formerly chief winemaker at 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. 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”. Goedhuis CEO Tom Stopford Sackville first met Andrew Hardy, while harvesting the 1989 vintage at Petaluma in the Adelaide Hills. Roll forward 32 years, Tom and the whole Goedhuis team are understandably excited and honoured to represent Ox Hardy as exclusive UK importer. Ox shares our enthusiasm: "I am delighted and honoured that Goedhuis Co. are importing and distributing my wines in the UK. I worked with Tom at Petaluma in 1989 when we were both young fellas. How fortuitous that 32 years later we are linked through wines that I have been making for some years from the Upper Tintara Vineyard my great-great grandfather bought in 1871. The wines are true expressions of this grand old vineyard and I feel the Goedhuis team is an ideal fit. The portfolio is tight and excellent, representing many of the worlds' great estates, and it is wonderful to be in such company. I look forward to many happy years with Goedhuis Co."Read less

Region

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale's vineyards can be found in South Australia on the rolling hills stretching from southof Adelaide to south of Morphett Vale. The region produces big red wines of excellent quality from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon mainly. These rich reds, especially the Shiraz, can often be distinguished by their dark chocolate, warm-earth character. The complex range of soils in the region also means that many other grape varieties can be seen to grow, such as old-vine Grenache, Chardonnay, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc.