Ox Hardy Slate Shiraz 2021
This is the fourth release of this wine which was fermented in old slate fermenters used until 1927 after which they fell into disrepair before Andrew Hardy brought them back to life. Lots of hands on here. The fruit was hand bucketed into the fermenter, hand plunged and then bucketed out after two weeks and pressed into oak. Smooth and delicious with a grainy savoury element cutting through the opulent concentrated plummy fruit. Fine tannins and that superb, understated oak play their parts. A beauty.