2020 Toolangi F Block Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

The top of the tree Chardonnay from Toolangi. The Yarra's premier white variety in full flight.



This impresses immediately... concluding long and convincing.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The top Chardonnay from Toolangi here and a ripping release of it at that.

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

This is Yarra Valley Chardonnay in full flight. It's tightly wound and incredibly powerful. A wine that will blow your hair back on release and continue to evolve for many years in the bottle.

A top flight release and exceptional quality, comparable to the very best of the region.

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

From low cropped, hand-harvested Gin Gin clone Chardonnay from our 19 year old vines in F Block. Fruit was whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques (30% new) for primary fermentation by wild yeast. Partial malolactic conversion, eight months on lees in oak.

The wine opens with aromas of pine nuts, lemon blossom, camomile and a burning candle like quality. The palate is quite expressive with stone fruits and lemon citrus though shows the cool season with freshness and mineral like acidity. Hallmark F Block phenolics build nice layers to the palate enhancing the overall experience.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Toolangi Vineyard
Toolangi Vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Discreet sort of wine here. A little struck match, citrus, white peach, aniseed, spicy cinnamon oak, slightly herbal too. It’s crisp, with some almond gloss, sits a bit flat on the palate, and maybe a little dilute too, not quite enough intensity, though the flinty fine-boned feel is otherwise appealing. Finish has some citrus zest and solid length." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"This impresses immediately. It has a certain stature and is well composed. Stone fruit, citrus, layered spices and a flutter of oak are all in this together. The palate has an interesting texture of talc-like acidity and a smidge of lemon pith phenolics, concluding long and convincing." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Advocate

"The 2021 F Block Chardonnay is complex and edgy, with layers of guava, fresh crushed curry leaf, salty phenolics and gently lingering flavor. This is lean and taut, almost restrained and classy." - Erin Larkin (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)


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