Rich ripe plum and dark berry aromas with hints of cherry and raspberry over savoury smoky oak and complexing star anise. Since 1853 when Thomas Hardy set up his winery after emigrating from England to Australia Hardys has crafted some of Australia's best-known and most popular wines. In 1850 at the age of 20 Thomas Hardy came to South Australia from England and established a winery on the banks of Adelaide's River Torrens in 1853 which went on to become an outstanding family wine business. He was a pioneer of immense character. Fruit for this wine was sourced from quality vineyards around South Eastern Australia where riper fruit parcels were specifically selected to achieve a style rich in body and flavour. Fruit for this wine was picked in the cool of the night to ensure that maximum varietal flavour and freshness of character was retained. The wine was fermented cool to retain the fruit and then and aged on oak for additional complexity and flavour.