2018 Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Vineyard Shiraz - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Ox Hardy
  • Region McLaren Vale
  • Grape Shiraz
  • Drinking 2023 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2018 - Ox Hardy Upper Tintara Vineyard Shiraz - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Ox Hardy
  • Region McLaren Vale
  • Grape Shiraz
  • Drinking 2023 - 2030
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £141.00 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £23.50 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £101.47 In Bond
Please note: This wine is available for immediate delivery.
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  • Goedhuis, January 2023

    Ox uses grapes from three separate blocks to make his 2018 Upper Tintara Valley Shiraz. All three vineyards were planted in 1998 from cuttings taken from the Ancestor Vines plot, planted by Thomas Hardy in 1891. The result is a deeply satisfying Shiraz that packages the DNA of the Ancestor Vines into an earlier drinking format. Beautifully bright plum, raspberry, black cherry and boysenberry mixed with uplifting menthol, fresh pine, lavender and spice. Delicious dark fruit and dark chocolate are wrapped up in velvet tannins with a saline twist. A line of energetic acidity gives movement and lift, making this so easy to drink and enjoy on its own as well as with food. An inviting and hugely versatile wine that is quintessential Shiraz. Drink 2023-2030.

  • Vinous, January 2023, Score: 93

    The 2018 Upper Tintara Vineyard is a real crowd-pleaser that will make McLaren Vale fans swoon. Deep crimson in color. It is done in a rich and powerful style with decadent fruit pastille and blackberry fruits, plus a light and attractive dusting of eucalyptus and spice. Dry, mouth-filling, plush, and rich, there is beautiful purity of vibrant black fruit flavors that are well matched to a toasty oak backbone. The finish is generous and chocolatey. Ready to go now but will also drink well for some time to come. Drink 2023-2030

  • Matthew Jukes, January 2023, Score: 18

    2018 Upper Tintara Vineyard Shiraz McLaren Vale is made from three plots, all ’98 planted, and they are destemmed with daily pump overs, and they find their way into 2nd fill French oak and three new hogsheads for around 18 months. Dark, swarthy and spicy with an impenetrable black hue, this is a glorious top-flight wine with a mid-tier price. If you have the cash, do carry on; if not, you can stop here. This is a seriously brilliant wine and one that is so deep, rich and powerful and yet not too hard or square. It is a superbly crafted wine, and it will impress all-comers.

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.