2018 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir

Coal River Valley, TAS

One of the country's most respected Pinot Noirs. Each year allocations are tight - 2018 is no exception.

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About The Wine

The Tolpuddle Pinot Noir hails from one of the most talked about vineyards in Tasmania.

It has some of the country's keenest wine-minds as its custodians, including Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw, winemaking guru Adam Wadewitz and Ray Guerin, one of Australia's most respected viticulturists. With an all-star team and a plot of dirt this good, this is rapidly becoming one of Tasmania's most talked about and iconic Pinot Noirs.

From the excellent 2018 vintage and with another year of vine age and winemaking know-how on this great site, this is yet another excellent Pinot Noir from this site and team.

If you're a true Pinot lover then this wine simply demands a place in your cellar.

About Tolpuddle

On an expedition to Tasmania in 2011, Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW purchased a stunning vineyard in the Coal River Valley which they thought had the potential to make some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the region.

Tolpuddle is now one of Tasmania’s most talked about vineyards, producing wines of blistering precision and finesse which have received rave critical acclaim.

They are highly sought-after and are some of the finest examples of these varieties that can be found anywhere on the Apple Isle. These are premium wines that should be cellared and savoured.

Tolpuddle founders Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith
Tolpuddle founders Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith
Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley, TAS
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From the Producer

This wine is true to the Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir style: intensely aromatic, balanced with savoury spice notes from whole bunch fermentation, along with purity of varietal expression, fresh acidity and firm tannins.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tolpuddle
Tolpuddle's star winemaker, Adam Wadewitz
Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley, TAS
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95Points
James Suckling

"This is a very driven and complex red with dried-strawberry, tea, coffee and mahogany aromas and flavors. Full-bodied yet integrated and compact, giving the wine a refined and very structured impression. This is one to watch. Better after 2022, but already delicious." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

94Points
The Wine Front

"This Pinot Noir release is marked in its spice and general savouriness but the oak seems to have been dialled down slightly on previous releases. It may just be the season. We get beet and black cherry, plum and twiggy spice, with gentle infusions of clove and woodsmoke. If it was a photograph it would be vivid with earth-like tones. Acid runs refreshingly through, keeping it lively, but there’s excellent flavour here in volume terms and an impressive strike of grainy tannin. It’s another tip-top release, without question." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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