We are very excited today to have our 2011 Chardonnay awarded the Vintage Cellars White Wine of 2014!
"The mid-weight palate builds before a rush of deliciously zesty acidity and great length. Bravo!"
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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.
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.
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
When next travelling Qantas keep your eye out for the 2011 Toolangi Pauls Lane Pinot Noir.
"The Toolangi vineyards are at Dixon's Creek and the cool-growing environs yield pristine fruit of intensity and finesse. A delicate strawberry and redcurrent perfume with hints of classic sous bois flows smoothly to a supple, spicy palate with an ethereal finish."
We are proud to announce the opening of the Toolangi Wine Club to provide members with an exclusive choice of our award-winning wines.
Most wine clubs offer members a limited selection in the wines they receive. We wanted to give our members something unique by allowing them to choose from hand-picked, mixed cases, representing remarkable value for money.
For members this means their preferred selection will be delivered twice a year at a significant discount. Members also enjoy 20% off all online purchases.
Part of being a member also means early access to new releases as well as invitations to special dinners, wine events, vineyard visits and select tastings.
As a member you’ll find our wine club is the best way to discover, experience and enjoy a wide range of our wines.
Membership and delivery is free within Australia.
We very much look forward to welcoming you as a member.
Julie and Garry Hounsell
The Toolangi 2010 Estate Chardonnay was named as one of the Best Wines of 2013 in the Winestate 2014 Annual.
"A modern style of chardonnay with some well handled oak sitting on top of melon-like varietal fruit. The nose is bright and light, the palate fresh and lively with a lingering finish. Five stars."
In the recently released 2014 James Halliday Wine Companion two of our chardonnay's, the 2010 Reserve (to be released 2014) and the 2011 Block F have received scores of 97 and are placed in the Top 10 chardonnay's from Australia.
James says that "chardonnay performs well almost everywhere it is grown but two regions in Australia stand apart, Margaret River with 15 wines 96 points and above and the Yarra Valley with 12 such wines", three of them Toolangi with the 2011 Pauls Lane Chardonnay receiving 96.
The 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion has recently been released.
We presented 13 wines for review and all of the wines received ratings over 90 points.
A great achievement reflecting our commitment to making the finest wines possible.
2011 BLOCK F CHARDONNAY | 97 points Sheer power and intensity.
2010 RESERVE CHARDONNAY | 97 points Exceptional texture...
2011 PAULS LANE CHARDONNAY | 96 points First class wine.
2010 RESERVE SHIRAZ | 96 points Powerful and complex wine.
2011 CHARDONNAY | 94 points A very elegant wine...
2011 ESTATE CHARDONNAY | 94 points
2011 BLOCK E PINOT NOIR | 94 points
2012 SHIRAZ | 94 points
2011 PAULS LANE PINOT NOIR | 93 points
2010 SHIRAZ | 93 points
2011 ESTATE PINOT NOIR | 92 points
2012 EMANAI | 91 points An unqualified success.
2011 PINOT NOIR | 90 points
We've had excellent reviews of the 2011 Toolangi Pinot Noir including this one from Huon Hooke.
.. A sexy little wine.
"Light red colour, faint purple edges. Floral, raspberry, strawberry aromas, fresh and primary, light and charming. This is a sexy little wine. It also finishes with a more serious grip than expected. And greater length. Nice fruit, and it has more concentration than a lot of 2011s. I really enjoyed this. 90 points."
We had a busy weekend at the Noosa Food and Wine Festival which attracted a record crowd. Wonderful weather and an "A" list of guest chefs and winemakers were the attraction. We had a wonderful response to our wines which we poured over the Saturday and Sunday. Garry and I were also lucky enough to attend the Premium International Degustation dinner held at Berardo's Restaurant which was amazing. Our 2010 Estate Chardonnay had been selected by Huon Hooke as the wine which was served with Tetsuya Wakuda's Spanner Crab and Yuzu Caviar dish.
Another great review for our award wining 2010 Estate Chardonnay.
"Beautifully balanced, this wine opens with white peach, lemon and a smoky whiff of nutty background oak. Poised and rich, it has silky texture and a lingering vibrant finish. Ageing? Drink over three years. Food Ideas: Salmon; fried scallops."