Sample submitted for review. SRP of $13 and available for as low as $9. Imported by Accolade Wines.
From the bottle:
"In 1884 Thomas Hardy Nottage began a 60 year career looking after the vineyards. This passion and dedication is a treasured part of our history and to this day vines flourish on the hill that bears his name.
This full bodied dry red wine shows spicy varietal fruit flavors typical of this classic Australian style. A rich, smooth wine with the complexity of subtle oak characters, soft tannins and a persistent finish.
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob we love a good Shiraz and so today we have our second pick just this week! Our first was the Red Knot Shiraz 2012 By Shingleback - Bring On The Barbecue which is available at Costco for just $12. Today we highlight a similarly good wine that can be had for even a few dollars less. We'll drink to that!
The 2012 Hardys Nottage Hill Shiraz begins with lots of ripe dark fruit on the pleasant nose along with a little licorice, anise and vanilla. The wine tastes rich and juicy and is full of ripe and very tart black fruit. It also presents a great showcase for the signature Shiraz spice commonly found in Australian wines of this type. This wine; however, is no one trick pony thanks to secondary notes of licorice, olives and vanilla. It ends with good length, a bit of oak and more tart fruit and spice that hangs around in your mouth for a while. Highly Recommended!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.