The Bard Shiraz

The BARD range celebrates the work of Australia’s best known lyric poet John Shaw Neilson who was raised in the cottage on the Hollick Neilson’s Block vineyard. Revered by his peers in the world of literature, Neilson was born in Penola in 1872, and it is thought that much of the imagery in his poetry was conjured up during his childhood experiences in the bush and wetlands around Coonawarra.

The combination of the luscious fruit flavours from Wrattonbully shiraz combined with the more restrained berry flavours of Coonawarra fruit along with the spiciness typical of the variety, has produced an elegant wine so in keeping with the Hollick Bard style. Picked at optimum ripeness and carefully handled to retain flavours, this shiraz shouts red fruits complimented by some luscious and chewy tannins. We recommend up to five to eight years cellaring.

hollick the bard shiraz 2013 copy

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2013 Vintage Reviews

Hearty plum and blackberry flavours come infused
with (modest, but important) vanillin oak. It's a
supple but well-flavoured red, and an eminently
enjoyable one. - 91 Points
James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion 2016