The 2015 season was interesting in Tasmania, and this wine was picked a little riper (woohoo!). The wine also went through 100% malolactic fermentation. “In the winery, everything told us to work the wine a little bit, the vineyard gave us something, and we went for width and depth, worked at trying to work with the fruit that’s arrived”, says winemaker Adam Wadewitz. It’s the most flavoursome Tolpuddle to date – and the best, by a stretch for me.
Wow. Here’s a wine. Depth of chardonnay flavour is inherent, it’s lightly creamy, rests on a steel rod of crystalline acidity, opens gently with marzipan sweet-savouriness and shows pure, quietly powerful citrus and green apple characters. It’s even, flows superbly, has great energy, not a hair out of place. A phenomenal carriage of flavour and complexity. Really good chardonnay here.
A marvellous wine of great delicacy allied to great intensity. Creamy yeast lees aromas; fine, subtle citrus fruit scents. The palate is precise and focused, seamless and harmonious… Great line and length.