Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Toolangi Block F Chardonnay 2011

Pure indulgence. An absolutely impeccable Chardonnay.

Adjustments were made to make this wine due to the wet vintage of 2011. Hand picked as usual, however, the crop was more carefully scrutinised. Normally 1-1.5 tonnes per acre are harvested but vintage conditions resulted in much less exemplary fruit. As a result only the best bunches were picked and sorted. The wine was made at Oakridge and only 270 dozen were produced.

Quite attractive aromatics of stone fruit, fleshy peach, almonds and nougat. Oyster shell characters chimed in along with some creamy vanillin oak.

Eleven months in French oak puncheons, peach flavours roll through with layers of flavour continually peeling off and revealing themselves. There is plenty of fruit to carry the wine through to a deliciously long length. The fruit weight sublime.

Wickedly delicious, soft and delicate.

If you love Chardonnay this is certainly a wine to go chasing.

Who: Toolangi Wines
What: Chardonnay (13% alc)
Where: Yarra Valley
When: 2011
How: $58