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2020 Toolangi Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Top value modern Yarra Valley Chardonnay. Elegant and classy - great buying at this price!

$29.00

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
2 Reviews
About
This is chardonnay 101...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Toolangi Chardonnay is a very good value proposition.

The fruit is grown on the Toolangi Estate vineyard in Dixons Creek - one of the most idyllic places in the Yarra Valley to grow premium Chardonnay.

This is a wine that will drink beautifully from day one. It's an elegant style of Chardonnay, with enough flesh and toastiness to keep the flavour hounds satisfied.

An easy to love wine for all Chardonnay fans!

About Toolangi

Toolangi is a relatively undiscovered jewel of the Yarra, tucked in the corner of the Dixon's Creek sub-region up against the Toolangi state forest from where it takes its name.

Started by the Hounsell family in 1995, Toolangi was all about the vineyard, with famous Victorian names taking care of the winemaking.

Now owned by Rochford, the winemaking and viticulture is all in-house, headed by ex-Mount Mary man Kaspar Herrman. His recent releases have seen incredible quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a nod towards more graceful, structured wines.

The stunning Toolangi vineyards
The stunning Toolangi vineyards
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Opens with some subtle flint, moves into fresh oatmeal and citrus blossom with a little candle wax there too. The palate is juicy with grapefruit, lime and quince. Fine phenolics support a shapely core that is fresh through the finish.

Fruit is crushed and pressed with juice solids to French oak barriques (10% new) for primary fermentation. Wine is sulphured on lees without malolactic conversion. 10 months on lees in oak.

This Chardonnay is made from low cropped, hand harvested I10V3 and Mendoza Chardonnay clones from the 18 year old vines on A, B and G blocks.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Toolangi Vineyard
Toolangi Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A fair bit of colour for such a young wine – straw gold. The wine's certainly fresh, just full of ripe flavours. Grilled pineapple, yellow peaches and lots of malted milk powder. There are flashes of savouriness, a smidge of oak spices and there's plenty to enjoy but sooner rather than later." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

91Points
The Wine Front

"Toolangi are pretty darn ace at chardonnay. This is chardonnay 101, stone fruits, a bit of green melon, a touch of clove/cinnamon spice, some gently resinous character that is there but not really untoward. Cruises along with quiet complexity albeit this is pretty elementary as a chardy, and good drinking in that regard. A decent option for the bucks." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews
5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
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2 reviews
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    Alison S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Great drop - delivered super wuick

    Love this Chardonnay for a fresh but well structured wine. Toolangi know what they do well and execute.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    MICHAEL F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Great value Chardonnay

    Quite a grown up Chardonnay with the price. Great fruit and depth.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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