HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION, 2018 Edition
PT23 clone, hand-picked, machine bunch-sorted, destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, 3 weeks on skins, matured for 11 months in French oak (30% new). Bright crimson-purple; ticks each and every box you can think of, the red fruits (predominantly cherry) of the bouquet effortlessly glide across and along the medium-bodied palate, the texture supple, indeed silky, the balance impeccable. Rating 94. Drink to 2029.
PATRICK ECKEL, WINEREVIEWER.COM.AU, July 2017
This wine made me think about two things, firstly the consistent quality of Toolangi who produce exceptional wines across all price points, and secondly a reflection on how good the 2015 vintage has been across South Eastern Australia in general. At $24 you would be hard pressed to find a better Yarra Valley Shiraz, the nose is dripping with peppery plum and charcuterie notes that gets an inflexion of french oak spice. The palate is a complex melange of dark berry fruit that’s wrapped up with liquorice and white pepper. There is elegance to the mid to back palate with dark cherry, earth and spice combining in an almost pinotesque like way. The finish is more sullen and lingers with blackberry and plum whilst enjoying lasting oak spice.
QWINE REVIEWS BLOG, July 2017
Cool climate Shiraz is gaining more and more friends. Its medium bodied presence coupled with aromatic fruit and supple mouthfeel makes a pretty compelling case. You don't need to spend up big to drink well. A cracking medium bodied Yarra Valley Shiraz for around $25.
Selectively hand-harvested, low cropped (2.5 to 3 tonnes per acre), fruit from our Dixons Creek Vineyard.
Grapes destemmed to an open fermenter. A small portion of whole bunches were added and the ferment allowed to proceed using naturally occurring yeasts. Following fermentation the wine was pressed, then transferred to a mix of new and used French barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 11 months.
MADE AT: Yering Station
QUANTITY: 900 dozen