TOOLANGI CHARDONNAY 2019

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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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TOCH201911 UCAU
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Selectively hand-harvested, low cropped fruit from the Dixons Creek Vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Smooth and creamy with a luscious core of stone fruit, pear and apple, it’s scented with delicate floral notes, grapefruit and charcuterie, creamy complexity, coriander plus a suggestion of buttery, vanilla-like oak. Round and generous, with juicy fruit and cashew-like complexity, it extends over a fine dustiness towards a long and focused finish with a light savoury edge. Only the second vintage under Kaspar Hermann, 2019 provided Toolangi with wonderfully balanced Chardonnay fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity. The fruit was hand-harvested from Toolangi's 18-year-old plantings (on A, B and G Blocks), crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (10% new). No malo was allowed, and the wine spent ten months on lees in barrel before bottling.
Selectively hand-harvested, low cropped fruit from the Dixons Creek Vineyard in the Yarra Valley. Smooth and creamy with a luscious core of stone fruit, pear and apple, it’s scented with delicate floral notes, grapefruit and charcuterie, creamy complexity, coriander plus a suggestion of buttery, vanilla-like oak. Round and generous, with juicy fruit and cashew-like complexity, it extends over a fine dustiness towards a long and focused finish with a light savoury edge. Only the second vintage under Kaspar Hermann, 2019 provided Toolangi with wonderfully balanced Chardonnay fruit with concentration of flavour and exceptional natural acidity. The fruit was hand-harvested from Toolangi's 18-year-old plantings (on A, B and G Blocks), crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (10% new). No malo was allowed, and the wine spent ten months on lees in barrel before bottling.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

18yo vines, clones I10V3 and Mendoza, hand-picked, crushed and pressed with juice solids to French puncheons (10% new), no mlf, 10 months on lees. Has unexpected drive and intensity of pink grapefruit flavour.