2019 provided Toolangi with wonderfully balanced Chardonnay fruit with both concentration of flavour and good natural acidity. The fruit was hand-harvested from Toolangi’s 18-year-old plantings (on A, B and G Blocks). Crushed and pressed with full solids straight to oak (10% new). No malo and 10 months on lees in barrel before bottling.
This is a beautifully sculpted Chardonnay, really fine-boned with nectarine and lemon rind notes and a vibrant, clean finish. Excellent value.
Rated “Outstanding” in the yet-to-be-released (August 9) 2021 Halliday Wine Companion.