Hardy’s HRB D688 Chardonnay 2016

Hardy’s long have a history of blending by taking the best grapes from the best regions and creating exceptional wines. HRB stands for Heritage Reserve Bin and the label has tactile Dionysos astride a barrel. Unfortunately, there’s no actual region or area listed on the label, save for it coming from “the best cool-climate premium viticultural regions of Australia.” That could be 2, 3 or even more places…but guessing Tasmania and Great Southern at the least. Anyways.

Hardy’s, HRB D688, Chardonnay, 2016

Biscuity and ripe stonefruit, soft grapefruit, white musk, sesame oil, creamy nut spread and a little preserved lemon. Takes no prisoners and boldly shouts chardonnay. All the things have been thrown in here but yet it maintains a wonderful drinkability despite being just at the big end of town for the moment. It’s almost like a roll call of chardonnay components, but the sum of the parts is very good. Has potential to age.

RRP: $40
Alc: 13%
Rating: 17.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Accolade Wines

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