2015 BLOCK E PINOT NOIR
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION, 2018 Edition
The Toolangi Pinots are all MV6 clone and matured in French oak, this with one-third each whole berry, whole bunch and crushed/destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured for 18 months with 30% new oak. This takes a millisecond to imprint the bouquet and palate with its sheer intensity, complexity and length. Its siblings are very, very good (and very different), but this is in a league of its own. Spices and savoury, foresty notes are all important, but don't imperil the fruit. A glorious salute to the vintage, and the very best grapes from the estate. Rating 98.
The clone for this wine is MV6 on own roots. The vines were planted in 1998 and this fruit was hand harvested from the "Reserve" section of the Pinot Noir block. Yields are restricted to 1 to 1.5 tonnes per acre.
Aged in French oak barriques for 12 months.
MADE AT: Giaconda
QUANTITY: 150 Dozen