The 2021 vintage is one of the finest of this wine to date scoring 99 points from the wine critics.
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Owned since 2011 by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw of Shaw & Smith Wines in the Adelaide Hills, the 20ha northeast facing Tolpuddle vineyard occupies a prime position in Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. The pair saw the vineyard’s potential immediately, and have been producing exceptional single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ever since. There was a particularly wet start to 2021 – one of the coolest on record – resulting in much smaller but more concentrated grapes. Harvested by hand, the grapes are whole-bunch pressed then aged in French oak for nine months. Vincenzo Arnese: The nose is fresh and ripe with incredible structure, showing quince, candied lemon peel, grapefruit juice and subtle oak. A lingering acidity completes the frame of this outstanding wine. Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW: A wonder of lightness and precision; a hedonistic mix of immediate restrained pleasure and long-term intellectual provocation. An amazingly subtle and complex finish. I adore this wine. Amanda Barnes: Aromas of gunflint, lavender, lemon peel and wet stones lead into a mouthfilling yet svelte wine with mouthwatering acidity and a long, savoury finish. Will cellar well for more than a decade. Nominated by Sarah Ahmed
Tolpuddle are leading the charge placing Tasmania on the global fine wine map. Tasmania, an island off the South-East side of Australia, offers a micro-climate that is more is more in line with regions of Europe such as Burgundy than it is with a typical hot Australian climate. The cooling influences of the ocean mean that Tasmania producers phenomenal wine from cool-climate grape types. Located towards the southeast of Tasmania, the Coal River Valley region producers the greatest chardonnay and pinot noir in Australia. Like great Burgundy, the grapes are handpicked, fermented and matured in French oak Barrels for 10 months with gentle batonnage. These wines don’t make it over to Europe in masses and often sell out on release quickly.