Tolpuddle Vineyard

Tasmania Chardonnay

9.319 ratings
9.49 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
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
Ceccherini Cristiano

Top Oz Chardonnay
Tasmania rocks💥💥💥😂😂😂

Top Oz Chardonnay
Tasmania rocks💥💥💥😂😂😂

Oct 19th, 2016
Mark Freund

Great tension and minerality. Fantastic representation of what's possible with Tasmania chard. Enjoyed with proprietor, Micahel Smith, MW

Great tension and minerality. Fantastic representation of what's possible with Tasmania chard. Enjoyed with proprietor, Micahel Smith, MW

Jul 29th, 2016
Scott Rowe

The acid, it's there, it's glorious. This will be a vintage for the history books.

The acid, it's there, it's glorious. This will be a vintage for the history books.

Oct 29th, 2015
Josh Graham

Some sulphur, some of the new oak is coming in but not as much as expected.

Some sulphur, some of the new oak is coming in but not as much as expected.

May 24th, 2018
Neil Cornish

By Shaw and Smith. Lemon lime. Zingy. Great acid lift. Deft oak touch

By Shaw and Smith. Lemon lime. Zingy. Great acid lift. Deft oak touch

Mar 28th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Pale lemon. Notes of cashew and struck match. Showing its lean cool climate origins. Could have been a Chablis but no Oyster shell. Perfectly handled oak and acid. Has a good future but if you like more stone fruit riper flavours head to Margaret River.

Pale lemon. Notes of cashew and struck match. Showing its lean cool climate origins. Could have been a Chablis but no Oyster shell. Perfectly handled oak and acid. Has a good future but if you like more stone fruit riper flavours head to Margaret River.

Dec 18th, 2016