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Toolangi Estate Chardonnay

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Toolangi Estate Chardonnay

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Vibrant green hue; a beguiling combination of fresh grapefruit and pear, mixed with savoury notes of charcuterie, spicy oak and grilled nuts; the palate is electric on entry, with a fine balance of acidity and fruit weight seamlessly working towards a long, energetic and expansive conclusion.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Vibrant hue; a restrained bouquet with pear, nectarine and gentle spice from the well-handled oak; fine and tightly wound with rapier-like acidity, and a pure fruit palate; very long and extremely fine and poised
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Lovely pristine, clean, aged chardonnay with golden fruit/toasty oak nose and nice leesy complexity. Finely textured palate has great balance. Offers excellent drinking over next 2-3 years.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Crisp and tight, the aromas and flavours built around a minerally rather than oaky structure; terrific drive to the nectarine fruit, and a very long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
This rather complex and funky but fresh and natural chardonnay has a waxy, leesy bouquet that slowly reveals fresh peach and nectarine fruit, vanilla oak, smoky burned match aromas and undertones of flint. Long and vibrant, it's round and luscious, with a sumptuous presence of stonefruit, grilled nuts and smoky, mealy and meaty notes, finishing dry and savoury.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; immaculate balance of supple, smooth nectarine fruit and perfectly integrated oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
These Toolangi chardonnays are right on form, showing cryptic savoury aromas, some green melon and fine oak-derived complexity - cool and youthful. In the mouth it's zesty and crisp with bright acid crunch, smooth nutty complexity; well dressed in complex winemaking, fine and long. Looks sharp.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
An elegant, polished and measured chardonnay whose delicate citrusy fragrance of melon, grapefruit and fresh vanilla and nutty oak reveals faint smoky, bacony undertones. Finely crafted and neatly balanced, it's fine and measured, delivering a lingering and lightly creamy expression of limey, cumquat-like flavour and slightly dusty, nutty oak that culminates in a fresh, lemony finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fine, intense and elegant; seamless fruit, barrel ferment and malolactic inputs; great length and perfect balance; 680 dozen made by Tom Carson.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
Toolangi makes three exquisite chardonnays and this is the middle child, between the delicious $20 baby and the brilliant but almost unobtainable $65 Reserve. If you are going to spend $35 or so on chardonnay, just buy this. It's what 'modern' Australian chardonnay is all about, and if you don't know what that means, just taste a bottle. If you don't like it, you don't like chardonnay, you don't like meÑand you can go back to sauvignon blanc for all I care.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; very elegant and graceful; skilful marriage of barrel ferment and creamy malolactic inputs to melon and nectarine fruit; very good length; 13° alcohol. Made at Yering Station.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
All the Toolangi chardonnays are good but this is very, very good. A beautifully crafted chardonnay that just makes you realise how wonderful this oft-abused grape variety can be when treated with love and respect. Brilliant young Yering Station winemaker Tom Carson made this wine for the good folk of Toolangi, who so far have not put a single foot wrong since they started up a few years back.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; the bouquet features the subtle balance and integration of fruit and oak, the malolactic influence obvious on the palate, which (nonetheless) has brightness and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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