2012 Tolpuddle Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Tasmania

2012 Tolpuddle Chardonnay

Pale straw colour, lemon pith on the nose, intense and heralds a piecing palate. Faint barrel notes and wood spice. The palate is electric, some say nervy, but whichever word you use, it’s thrilling. Lemon sherbet, rind , stones and a dusting a brown barrel spice and silage. There is a delicate creaminess, easily overcome by the incredible acidity. What I like about this wine is the intensity and old world acid line, as Martin Shaw said, think “Puligny or Chablis”. The acidity is supported by a weight and power that makes it work really well.  This is quite something.

20% Malo

 

2012 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir

Lovely dark cherry colour. Terrific perfume from the glass, supple, red flowers and dark barrel spice, sulphide, cracked pepper and a pure strawberry compote. The palate is creamy but not broad, yet mouthfilling and leaves your mouth with a satisfying savouriness, fine grip and terrific length. Incredibly pleasing. We tasted this with pigeon, and the match was spot on.

25% Whole Bunch

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