Sunday, 22 September 2013

Toolangi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Toolangi is located in the Yarra Valley which experienced a wet and cool growing season. In those type of seasons which variety would do best? Personally I think Shiraz would be one of the better varieties but I haven't tasted anything from the region from that variety. This wine was picked during the middle of the season in march and was fermented with 15% whole bunches included. This is the entry level wine which gives you an insight into the philosophy of the winery.

Toolangi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

The nose of this thing I could smell for days as it is very fragrant and seductive. On the palate the oak component makes it feel creamy but takes away from the flavours. There are moments of gritty tannins kicking in on the mid-palate but at this stage the wine feels out of balance and short. I suggest giving it 6 months in the bottle to see if it sorts itself out.

Alcohol: 13.2%
Price: $26
Rated: 83
Drink: 2014 - 2017

Toolangi 2010 Pinot Noir

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