Toolangi is thrilled to again be awarded 5 Red Star outstanding winery status, with 11 of our current release wines scoring over 93 in this and prior editions.
The yet to be released 2012 Pauls Lane Chardonnay received an outstanding rating of 97.
2012 PAULS LANE CHARDONNAY
Hand-picked from estate vineyards, made at Oakridge, barrel-fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months. Here the flinty reduction of the bouquet is more obvious than the standard version, but still well within bounds as far as I am concerned. Greater concentration and intensity of the fruit is very obvious; from this perspe4ctive, a prime example of the importance of terroir. Will live for an inordinately long time. Rating 97. Drink to 2025.
2012 PAULS LANE PINOT NOIR
Estate-grown, hand-picked grapes from especially low-cropped vines, made at Oakridge, aged in French barriques for 10 months. The colour is a little deeper than its sibling; the bouquet is frangrant and expressive,m the medium-bodied palate following suit, with cherry and plum fruit in the ascendant, oak evident, but in balanced harmony; silky tannins sustain the long finish. Rating 95. Drink to 2021