The 2017 Eileen Hardy Shiraz represents the pinnacle of McLaren Vale Shiraz for Hardys. This release sees the Upper Tintara vineyard, home of the original Tintara Winery, produce outstanding fruit from the contoured vineyard planted in 1892. Eileen Hardy was the Hardy family matriarch, an indomitable spirit and the first lady of Australian wine; her love of life still echoes through every Hardys wine and provides the inspiration to be the best. Winemakers select only the very best handpicked parcels of fruit from regions throughout Australia to carry the Eileen name. The inaugural 1970 Eileen Hardy Shiraz was released as a tribute to this great lady. Each vintage the winemakers select the very best parcels of Shiraz from McLaren Vale to carry the ‘Eileen Hardy’ label.

Grape Variety



McLaren Vale



Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied


Powerful McLaren Vale Shiraz flavours of chocolate, smoked meats and freshly tilled earth with layers of plum, raspberry and blueberry fruits. Powerful and loaded with flavour but with wonderful restraint and poise on the palate. The highlight is the tannin balance, with incredibly fine lingering natural tannin providing structure that gives the wine outstanding length & persistence.



Food Pairing

Crusty butter-basted rib eye steaks with thyme and garlic

”A confluence of fruit planted in 1892 in Upper Tintara, together with McLaren Flat sourcing from the Elliot site, much of which is 57 years old. Fermented wild in open-tops before maturation in French oak (25% new) for 17 months. Powerful and heady, yet taut, spicy and introverted. White pepper and clove serve up first impressions. Blueberry, violet and a ferrous meatiness unravel with a workout in the glass. The finish is exceptionally long and detailed, if not drying and in need of time. This should come together very well.”
– Ned Goodwin MW

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 95

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Hardys Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2017