“Great line and length.” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“Elegant and powerful.” – 97 Points Nick Stock
97 Points James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge 2017
In 2006 Tolpuddle Vineyard won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year award, reflecting the performance of this unique and distinguished site. Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith are fully committed to seeing Tolpuddle Vineyard recognised as one of Australia’s great vineyards for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Given it is a single vineyard, quantities are limited.
“A marvellous wine of great delicacy allied to great intensity. Creamy yeast lees aromas; fine, subtle citrus fruit scents. The palate is precise and focused, seamless and harmonious, with less of the fruit pungency of the 2014 vintage. Great line and length. (100% malolactic fermentation doesn’t show)” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“An extraordinary wine from one of the most perfect growing seasons, this has seen 100% malolactic fermentation, and the way in which the acidity is set into the wine is stunning. The nose has a good serving of toasty hazelnuts and spicy oak, but the bright grapefruit and white-peach fruits take centre stage. Flinty and complex. The palate is cast around a central core of intense, commanding acidity, while peach-custard and lemon-curd flavors hold super long. The acidity pins the finish in place. Stunning concentration and balance. Elegant and powerful.” – 97 Points Nick Stock