Mineral mania! This stinks so good and slaps so hard of smoky flint shaped into a dagger someone rounded the edges off on. It doesn’t cut like a knife but teases the tongue with a sparkling (except it’s not) gleaming sensation cuts then softens then gives one last teasing punch toward the (god help me I’m about to use the term “back palate” I tend to hate dividing my palate) back palate. Oh yes it does. Goddess DAMN that’s good. — 5 months ago
Lovely stuff. Stern at first with whole bunch characters, softening as it opened up. — 2 months ago
Toffee caramel notes showing the oak influence along with bright red cherries and other red fruits. On the palate a nice savoury earthiness - very Tassie. From the Coal River and only 5 klms from the high profile Tolpuddle Vineyard. Tasted again 9 weeks later on 19th February with consistent notes. Aromatic Bright and Fresh. A lot of these Tasmanian producers are boutique small operations who do not distribute overseas and can sell the lot in Australia. — 2 years ago
Quite pale Lemon considering its age. Funky solids musty aromas. Medium bodied medium acid with grapefruit notes on palate and reasonable length. A good Chardonnay from this premium Adelaide Hills producer. From cousins Shaw and Smith - Michael Hill-Smith was Australia’s first Master of Wine. Have spread their wings to Tasmania with the premium Tolpuddle. — 4 months ago
The Nocton Vineyard from Coal River Valley in Tassy just 8 minutes from Tolpuddle Vineyard. Fantastic wine which presents the same logistical nightmare as TPV for us.
The Central Otago TOSQ reveals even larger nightmares as it’s partially fermented before making the journey to a residential winery with tight restrictions on operations.
— 2 years ago
I echo all the comments made, this is simply cracking. Tasmanian Chardonnay at its best, perhaps Tolpuddle has a rival- so restrained like Winx at the 600m mark in a Cox Plate!! Buy it when you see it, it won't last long — 3 years ago