Tolpuddle Vineyard

Tasmania Chardonnay

9.326 ratings
9.415 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Scott Rowe

Still pretty tightly packed straight out of the bottle.
Evolution in the glass holds reward if you can make it last long enough 🤤

Still pretty tightly packed straight out of the bottle.
Evolution in the glass holds reward if you can make it last long enough 🤤

Apr 10th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Having a bit of a Tolpuddle time......have had worse weekends.....! If I have miscued on the irony these are very good wines! Pale Lemon in colour. Nutty almond and grapefruit notes with white citrus flowers with some funk - lees stirring? Light to medium weight palate with medium acid. Could go a couple more years if desired. This is a great example of cool climate Tasmanian Chardonnay. More Chablis than Meursault in style. The following day a little more tart. Tasted again 46 weeks later in Toowoomba on 21st January 2022 with consistent notes. Leesy funk. Citrus: Orange and Lime. Excellent. I will have the last one in at least a year’s time.

Having a bit of a Tolpuddle time......have had worse weekends.....! If I have miscued on the irony these are very good wines! Pale Lemon in colour. Nutty almond and grapefruit notes with white citrus flowers with some funk - lees stirring? Light to medium weight palate with medium acid. Could go a couple more years if desired. This is a great example of cool climate Tasmanian Chardonnay. More Chablis than Meursault in style. The following day a little more tart. Tasted again 46 weeks later in Toowoomba on 21st January 2022 with consistent notes. Leesy funk. Citrus: Orange and Lime. Excellent. I will have the last one in at least a year’s time.

Feb 28th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Pale Lemon in colour. Nutty and yeasty aromas. Quite lean on the palate - some would say Chablisesque but no oyster shell. Strong citric acid - some leesy notes. Ideally I would like to see riper mid palate fruit.

Pale Lemon in colour. Nutty and yeasty aromas. Quite lean on the palate - some would say Chablisesque but no oyster shell. Strong citric acid - some leesy notes. Ideally I would like to see riper mid palate fruit.

Sep 5th, 2020
Scott Rowe

Hello my old friend.
Perfect Friday night weekend starter.
When in
#iso drink #tolpuddle

Hello my old friend.
Perfect Friday night weekend starter.
When in
#iso drink #tolpuddle

Apr 17th, 2020
Scott Rowe

5 years young with a bright future ahead.
Hot tip: drink at 16degreesC
Drinking this fridge cold is a crime.

5 years young with a bright future ahead.
Hot tip: drink at 16degreesC
Drinking this fridge cold is a crime.

Jun 1st, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Slight reduction and lots of restraint. A fantastic Chardonnay

Slight reduction and lots of restraint. A fantastic Chardonnay

Apr 19th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Pale Lemon in colour. A little leaner than the lush Woodlands Chloe we had on the weekend from Margaret River. This was more citrus fruits and citric acid with judicious use of French Oak. More Chablis than Meursault. Technical Details: Grapes are all hand picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in French Oak Barriques of which one third were new. The wine spent 8 months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then a further 2 months in tank on lees prior to bottling. Minimal malolactic fermentation. A good cellaring future well into the mid 2020s.

Pale Lemon in colour. A little leaner than the lush Woodlands Chloe we had on the weekend from Margaret River. This was more citrus fruits and citric acid with judicious use of French Oak. More Chablis than Meursault. Technical Details: Grapes are all hand picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in French Oak Barriques of which one third were new. The wine spent 8 months in barrel with gentle stirring as required, then a further 2 months in tank on lees prior to bottling. Minimal malolactic fermentation. A good cellaring future well into the mid 2020s.

Mar 6th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

Really impressive. Tastes more like great Chablis than like new world Chardonnay.

Really impressive. Tastes more like great Chablis than like new world Chardonnay.

Dec 29th, 2018
Scott Rowe

Perfect accompaniment to starters and entree at today’s long lunch.
Our Place in Willunga bringing the goods and the Tolpuddle Chardonnay along for the ride.

Perfect accompaniment to starters and entree at today’s long lunch.
Our Place in Willunga bringing the goods and the Tolpuddle Chardonnay along for the ride.

Jul 29th, 2018
Scott Rowe

Thursday night feels, train hard, drink smart.

Thursday night feels, train hard, drink smart.

Sep 14th, 2017