Friday, 11 May 2018

Toolangi Chardonnay 2016


I always look forward to this Toolangi Chardonnay. It's not because it will blow my socks off nor does it come from superior history, it's just a darn good drink. Despite vintage conditions,  it's always made well and always stands tall. Bravo.



Had picked from Dixon's Creek and aged in French oak for 10 months. Made at Yering Station.

There's a softness in the mouth. So too a richness. A good whiff of yellow fleshed stonefruit is followed by a citrusy drive through the mouth. Some mealy notes, but that stonefruit won't be outdone and unfurls a treat calmly rolling across the mouth akin to gentle waves on the shore. Touches of caramel add another layer of appeal. There's a tension at the death - a 'please come for more' like stance if you will. A perhaps I just might.

Drink now to six years.

92/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $28
Source: Sample

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