Tolpuddle Vineyard

Coal River Valley Pinot Noir

9.364 ratings
9.332 pro ratings
Southern Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Love Tassy pinots ...

Love Tassy pinots ...

Mar 11th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Medium Ruby. Stalky also fragrant perfume - whole bunch in evidence in the ferment. On the silky palate sweetish red fruits , mineral, fruit and earth there with the fruit predominant at the moment. A very good Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Medium Ruby. Stalky also fragrant perfume - whole bunch in evidence in the ferment. On the silky palate sweetish red fruits , mineral, fruit and earth there with the fruit predominant at the moment. A very good Tasmanian Pinot Noir.

Feb 6th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Epic.

Epic.

Jun 29th, 2019
Scott Rowe

Our first vintage from the Tolpuddle vineyard.
Drinking well but the more recent vintages are much more refined as we get to know our vineyard and the quirks of Tassy.

Our first vintage from the Tolpuddle vineyard.
Drinking well but the more recent vintages are much more refined as we get to know our vineyard and the quirks of Tassy.

Jun 14th, 2019
Scott Rowe

Another check in with the early vintage.
Will also monitor closely track progress.
A glorious example of the early days in the vineyard finding our feet.
2017 shows how far we’ve come and still got a ways to go 💪🏼

Another check in with the early vintage.
Will also monitor closely track progress.
A glorious example of the early days in the vineyard finding our feet.
2017 shows how far we’ve come and still got a ways to go 💪🏼

Jun 1st, 2019
Eric Urbani

Loooove Tazzi pinots

Loooove Tazzi pinots

May 4th, 2019
Bob McDonald

A lovely aromatic perfume showing cherry and some stemmy characters but more fruit driven than gamey earthy notes. A medium + intensity palate - supple and smooth. Not built for extended cellaring. A delicious wine and since 2012 has put Tasmanian Pinot on the International stage being a favourite of Jancis Robinson. Owned by Shaw and Smith and vinified in the Adelaide Hills would you believe. I was talking to the Tolpuddle viticulturist in Launceston last Saturday who said it takes only 24 hours for the grapes to get from the Coal River in Tasmania in refrigerated containers, by truck and ship to the winery in Adelaide Hills South Australia. They have found the cooling of the grapes has added to the quality of the wine. Suckling has just given the 2017 vintage 99 points - Good Luck getting a bottle when it is released in mid September!! Drank my last bottle 45 weeks later on 13th June 2019 and it was amazing. At its peak. Perfect balance of whole bunch influence, restrained oak and savoury red fruits. An annual purchase for me and 96 points on this latest tasting.

A lovely aromatic perfume showing cherry and some stemmy characters but more fruit driven than gamey earthy notes. A medium + intensity palate - supple and smooth. Not built for extended cellaring. A delicious wine and since 2012 has put Tasmanian Pinot on the International stage being a favourite of Jancis Robinson. Owned by Shaw and Smith and vinified in the Adelaide Hills would you believe. I was talking to the Tolpuddle viticulturist in Launceston last Saturday who said it takes only 24 hours for the grapes to get from the Coal River in Tasmania in refrigerated containers, by truck and ship to the winery in Adelaide Hills South Australia. They have found the cooling of the grapes has added to the quality of the wine. Suckling has just given the 2017 vintage 99 points - Good Luck getting a bottle when it is released in mid September!! Drank my last bottle 45 weeks later on 13th June 2019 and it was amazing. At its peak. Perfect balance of whole bunch influence, restrained oak and savoury red fruits. An annual purchase for me and 96 points on this latest tasting.

Aug 2nd, 2018
Scott Rowe

Looking bright and fruitful.
Colour is strong, flavour is stronger.
A long life ahead.

Looking bright and fruitful.
Colour is strong, flavour is stronger.
A long life ahead.

Jun 10th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Bright ruby, elevated oak and mineral influences: American new oak and limestone on the nose. Basil, chervil, spicy and savory on the palate, purple flowers. Moderate plus acidity, diminished tannin, medium body.

Bright ruby, elevated oak and mineral influences: American new oak and limestone on the nose. Basil, chervil, spicy and savory on the palate, purple flowers. Moderate plus acidity, diminished tannin, medium body.

Mar 8th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Bright ruby, oak, limestone, cold weather, metallic/spice, basil, faint purple flower, savory.

Bright ruby, oak, limestone, cold weather, metallic/spice, basil, faint purple flower, savory.

Mar 5th, 2018