The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and dried herbs with a hint of spice in the background. The palate is tasty and rich with plums and spice, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a tight, lingering finish.
Nose: The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and dried herbs with a hint of spice in the background.
Palate: The palate is tasty and rich with plums and spice, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a tight, lingering finish.
Pairing: Try with a marinated lamb and chargrilled vegetable pizza with goat cheese and rosemary.
Oak Maturation: 15% new French hogsheads for 18 months.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2028
Winemaker: Shane Harris
Story: No second fiddle, the Understudy is a stylistic contrast to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet.
Alc: 14.5% pH: 3.44
TA: 6.93g/L RS: 2.1g/L
THE 2018 VINTAGE
The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
93 points – Sam Kim 2017
92 points – Tony Keys 2017
Trophy, Best Cabernet Sauvignon – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019
4.5 stars – Winestate Magazine 2020
Wines by Geoff Hardy was awarded “Australian Wine Company of the Year” by Winestate Magazine in 2012, 2014 and became a finalist in the Top 5 of 2016. (Photo: Wines by Geoff Hardy)
ABOUT WINES BY GEOFF HARDY
Introduction for Wines by Geoff Hardy. (Video: Youtube)
Pertaringa’s vineyard in McLaren Vale. (Photo: winesbygeoffhardy.com.au)
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