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2016 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir

Coal River Valley, TAS

Top-flight Pinot Noir from one of the best vineyards in Tasmania.

$70.00

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About
That lightness, that insistence, that riot of spice. It puts its cards on the table in take-it-or-leave-it fashion.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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, young 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.

Campbell Mattinson called it "an immensely cellarable style of pinot noir though, equally, it is an openly polarising one." in his 95 point assessment of the 2016. Suffice to say, if you've been a Tolpuddle fan in the past, the 2016 edition will not disappoint.

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 savoured.

Tolpuddle founders Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith
Tolpuddle founders Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith
Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley, TAS
Additional Info

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. The 2016 vintage is very perfumed, medium bodied and approachable.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Tolpuddle
Tolpuddle's star winemaker, Adam Wadewitz
Tolpuddle Vineyard, Coal River Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"The fifth release of a Tolpuddle Pinot Noir. From a vineyard planted in 1988, in the Coal River Valley of south-east Tasmania. It’s a cool, cool area to be ripening grapes, but it’s also (relatively) dry. 500mm average annual rainfall. Sydney’s average rainfall, by comparison, is 1200mm. Perth’s is 725mm. The Yarra Valley’s is 800-ish, depending on where you are in the valley. Melbourne is about 600mm. Etcetera. And into the murky depths we travel. That lightness, that insistence, that riot of spice. It puts its cards on the table in take-it-or-leave-it fashion. It’s a wily, wiry wine, smoky and herbal, spun with tannin, fleshed with cranberry and red cherry, long through the finish. There’s a glimpse of jellied sweetness but blink and you miss it – before you know it, ash and dry twig notes have wrestled back control. This is an immensely cellarable style of pinot noir though, equally, it is an openly polarising one." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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