Located in the Yarra Valley approximately one hour north east of Melbourne at Dixon’s Creek, Toolangi Vineyards was named due to its position adjacent to the picturesque Toolangi State Forest. Toolangi produces wines with distinctive personalities, and each wine showing a strong sense of place. Grapes from an exceptional site, together with the experienced hand of the outstanding winemakers, subtly comes into play with each wine. The critical acclaim from some of the country's foremost wine writers confirms our approach.
The Toolangi Pinots are all MV6 clone and matured in French oak, this with one-third each whole berry, whole bunch and crushed/destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured for 18 months with 30% new oak. This takes a millisecond to imprint the bouquet and palate with its sheer intensity, complexity and length. Its siblings are very, very good (and very different), but this is in a league of its own. Spices and savoury, foresty notes are all important, but don't imperil the fruit. A glorious salute to the vintage, and the very best grapes from the estate. Drink by: 2035; Price: $100.00; Date Tasted: March 2017; Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 98 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion
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