- 95 Punkte JAMES HALLIDAY: "Hand-picked, whole berries and whole bunches open-fermented with gentle plunging. A wine that explains the love at first sight when the Tolpuddle partners saw the vineyard. It comes flying through the weather of the vintage that trapped others with a highly perfumed red flower bouquet and into a layered palate reflecting the whole bunch/whole berry fermentation, spicy, savoury, forestry notes form a laurel wreath on the fruit, the oak integrated.
- TONY LOVE - THE ADVERTISER: "Has a subtle sappy character that merges with a generous and fleshy cherry spectrum of flavours, peppery, spicy, slippery, lingering with softly gripping tannins. The whole bunch influence can vary across vintages, but a definite style has established itself now."
- BJ FOLEY - CAIRNS EYE: "Another stunner for the Tassie winery, gentle notes of crushed dry leaf and spices, light forest floor with some sour cherry and beetroot leaf. its big and powerful with a concentrated palate, I really like this. More than enough going on in the glass that this will work with food. It will carry about 10 years in the bottle and if you have the ability it would be worth putting a few away to watch them develop."
- HUON HOOKE: "Deepish red/purple colour with a spicy, slightly foresty bouquet with complexity and depth. The palate is soft and round, easy and harmonious, with soft fine tannins and lovely drinkability. Whole-bunch has been effectively, sensitively employed. Moderately long persistence; clean, slightly firm finish. Very good Pinot."
- 95 Punkte CAMPBELL MATTINSON - 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."
|James Halliday:||95 JH|
|% vol Alk:||13,0|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Source Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir is entirely from the Tolpuddle Vineyard, first planted in 1988. The Tolpuddle Vineyard was purchased by Michael Hill Smith MW and Martin Shaw in 2011. First planted in 1988 by Tony Jordan and Garry Crittenden with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it has since established a reputation for growing exceptional quality grapes. The vineyard took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were transported to Australia in 1834 for starting an agrarian union. The leader of the group, George Loveless, served part of his sentence working on a property near Richmond called GlenAyr, part of which is now the Tolpuddle vineyard. The 20 hectare north east facing vineyard is located in the Coal River Valley, which is in a rain shadow, so is dry but cold. The dry climate ensures there is very low disease pressure, which in turn means that they can leave the grapes on the vines for longer to ensure they ripen fully. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigour, ensuring well-balanced vines. In 2006 the vineyard won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year award, reflecting the performance of this unique and distinguished site. Winemaker: Martin Shaw & Adam Wadewitz Vintage notes: There were good rains through to mid-January. It then remained cool and dry through to harvest - ideal conditions for flavour development. Moderate yields of perfectly healthy fruit were picked a touch earlier than average in late-March/early-April. Winemakers comments: Barrique - ja, ca. 9 Monate in französischer Eiche, 1/3 davon war neu Vinification The grapes were all hand-picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging. The wine was aged in French oak, of which about one third was new. Style 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 2015 vintage is particularly concentrated, and has great potential for ageing. Your favourite recipe for this wine: Duck History In 1988, local farmers the Casimaty family joined forces with two of Australia's foremost wine business trailblazers, Garry Crittenden and Tony Jordan, to plant a vineyard to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The vineyard was called Tolpuddle, and it took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, whose reward for starting England's first agrarian union was to be deported to Australia. The leader of the group, George Loveless, served part of his sentence working on a property near Richmond called GlenAyr, part of which is now Tolpuddle Vineyard|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Weinhandlung Martin Apell, Eugen Richter Strasse 109, 34134 Kassel|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Shaw + Smith Pty Ltd, 136 Jones Road, Balhannah, 5242, Australien|