Pertaringa Over the Top Shiraz 2018
Pertaringa-Over-the-Top-Shiraz-2018

Pertaringa Over the Top Shiraz 2018

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McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Shiraz

Closure: DIAM Cork

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Camberwell VIC 3124
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Producer: Pertaringa (Bec Hardy)

Country: Australia

Region: McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018

Critic Score: 97 and ★★★★★

Alcohol: 15.0%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2030


Rich and ripe. Dark and brooding. A lovely, long and lingering full flavoured palate - Winestate Magazine

Geoff Hardy established Pertaringa in 1980 and since then the Pertaringa vineyards in the foothills behind McLaren Vale have continued to produce some of the region's finest wines. Geoff's daughter Bec, who founded Bec Hardy Wines, acquired the Pertaringa wine brand from her father in 2020.

"This is bold and confident, and very delicious. It's magnificently concentrated on the palate, delivering power as well as refinement, beautifully enhanced by plush mouthfeel and silky tannins. Rich, seamless and immensely seductive."  Sam Kim 

Expert reviews

Rich and ripe - dark and brooding with slightly jammy/cordial like sweet fruit characters on the nose and a lovely, long and lingering full flavoured palate. Sep 2020."  Winestate Magazine - Top in Category (97-100 points) ★★★★★ 

"This is bold and confident, and very delicious. The inviting bouquet shows black/blueberry, vanillin oak, dark cocoa, anise and floral characters. It's magnificently concentrated on the palate, delivering power as well as refinement, beautifully enhanced by plush mouthfeel and silky tannins. Rich, seamless and immensely seductive. Drink: Now to 2033."  Sam Kim, Wine Orbit – 95 points 

"This avoids much of the richness and dark-fruited heaviness that can weigh down McLaren Vale Shiraz. It instead favors high-toned strawberry and cherry notes underscored by cinnamon, ground pepper, licorice and dried floral notes. The palate is well structured with lovely tension and poise. Fine, textural tannins neatly lace the fresh red-berry fruit. Drink now–2029."  Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast – 92 points

"A strongly regional wine that ticks all the boxes without pulling too many punches, shifting perceptions or reaching extraordinary feats. Solid and risk-averse. Full bodied, ample flavour and generous oak. A bit lighter on its feet than in the past, with the tannin management promoting freshness rather than anxiety. Dark-fruit persuasions, root spice and a grind of pepper. The finish, tangy. Drink by 2026."  Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion - 91 points 

About the winery

Bec hardy Pertaringa

The Pertaringa story begins in 1850 when Thomas Hardy arrived in McLaren Vale from the UK. Thomas was the region's first settler and is widely regarded as the father of the South Australian wine industry. Fast forward four generations, and in 1980, Geoff Hardy left the then family company Thomas Hardy & Sons to make his own way in the Australian wine world. The same year, he established Pertaringa and since then the Pertaringa vineyards in the foothills behind McLaren Vale have continued to produce some of the region's finest wines. The soils are enriched from the hills above and the cooler climate, further tempered by the sea breezes off St Vincent's Gulf, sets the scene for high quality wine grapes.

Geoff's daughter Bec, inspired by her father's passion for cultivating premium fruit and producing fine wines, also went on to study and work in the wine industry in both Australia and overseas, including for her father's company Wines by Geoff Hardy. In 2015, Bec decided to make her own way in the Australian wine world and founded Bec Hardy Wines. In 2020, she acquired the Pertaringa wine brand from Wines by Geoff Hardy, becoming the first woman in the family to own vineyards and produce her own wine. Husband Richard joined Bec as Managing Director of Bec Hardy Wines in 2019. 

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.