2002 The Tardy - Langhorne Creek Zinfandel
This wine exhibits aromas of a true Zin; rich fruitcake and spice reminiscent of pepper, cloves and cardamom. These characters then flow onto the palate and although the wine is technically ‘dry’ with all sugar fermented, a sweetness is detected influenced by the fruit charter and alcohol. These qualities along with fine tannins combine to result in a wine of good balance, length and structure.
Region - Langhorne Creek
Langhorne Creek is generally flat with very fertile soils ranging from red loams to silty deposits resulting from the alluvial outwash from it's bordering Mt Lofty Ranges.
Langhorne Creek has developed a reputation for delivering grapes with exceptional balance between fruit and fine tannins which are characteristics synonymous with rich red Zinfandel.
Adamo - Barossa Shiraz
The Tardy - Langhorne Creek Zinfandel
The Cellar-pod - Adelaide Hills Viognier
The Donald - Barossa Zinfandel
Le Grenouille - Adelaide Hills Merlot
2003 - 2004
On the 2002 Tardy...
Winefront Monthly, Campbell Mattinson, May 2004 Score: 95 Drink: Now-2015
Ripe and melodramatic with a turnstile of overt sweetness and dry herby tobacco - which turns out to be an intoxicating, thrilling mix, but probably makes for a polarising style. It's punishingly long and juicy with tar and tobacco cartwheeling from the mid-palate onwards - boy this is good stuff. Get on board! .
"I was told this was the best Zin I'd ever tried and they were right..." WineStar
The first in the regional Zinfandel Series, The Tardy….has been inspired by the winemaker’s timekeeping and the late ripening of Zinfandel at Langhorne Creek. This wine is as scarce as Matt’s punctuality, but it’s complexity and ‘Zin-ness’ will more than make up for your persistence in finding it, and worth every minute you waited to try it.