Tolpuddle Vineyard 2018 Pinot Noir
Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir intensely aromatic, balanced with savoury spice notes from whole bunch fermentation, along with purity of varietal expression, fresh acidity and firm tannins.
This vintage is very perfumed, medium bodied and approachable.
The bouquet is wonderfully aromatic and lifted, with dark to red cherry and spice aromas, the palate medium to full-bodied and rich, with density and weight and fleshy extract.
James Halliday - Top 100 Wines of 2018 - November 2018 - 98 points
Gourmet Traveller Wine - September 2018 - 97 points
Nick Stock - James Suckling - August 2018 - 99 points
GOLD - 95 Points, 2019 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge - November 2019
James Suckling - June 2019
This is a very driven and complex red with dried-strawberry, tea, coffee and mahogany aromas and flavours. Full-bodied yet integrated and compact, giving the wine a refined and very structured impression. This is one to watch. 95 points
Campbell Mattinson - September 2019
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. 94+ points