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It is rare that a completely new release comes to market with such universal acclaim. Tolpuddle Vineyards Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have been hailed as "a new benchmark for Australian Pinot Noir" and "a confident, intense dry white in Australia-meets-Chablis mold, revealing the vineyard source and the purity of fruit that that entails, a Michelangelo's David to the many Goliaths out there." Decanter Magazine, JancisRobinson.com and critics Huon Hooke, Anthony Rose, and Jamie Goode have all been...
- 97 Points -
Super refined and cool peach and grapefruit aromas with gently flinty minerally accents. The oak adds a smoky edge. The palate has powerful driving fruit with punchy acid presence and a super long, fine and mouthwatering core of citrus and just-ripe white stone fruits. Grilled hazelnuts to close. Superb chardonnay.See detailed press review
- 96 Points -
A warm and drier than average season has resulted in richer and more intense flavours of stone fruit, ginger flower and preserved lemon. More complexity and depth from winemaking inputs such as whole-bunch pressed and fermentation in French oak with lees stirring throughout a 9 month period. Yet this never feels besieged, as the natural acidity glides across the palate reining everything in. A pleasure to drink.See detailed press review
- 95 Points -
Steven Spurrier, May 2018
With this vintage, the Shaw & Smith-owned Chardonnay, always very good, is now top of the Tasmania class: floral yet intense, ripe stone fruit on the palate, oak and acidity in perfect balance – everything is here.