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Good news for lovers of Toolangi Wines

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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

 

2010 Estate Chardonnay, Winestate "Best Wines of 2013"

Monday, February 17, 2014

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."

Best of the Best Chardonnay

Monday, August 19, 2013

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.

 

 

 

 

 

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  

 

 

 

2011 Pinot Noir Review by Huon Hooke

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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."

Fun at Noosa Food and Wine Festival

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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.

Pouring action in the tent at Noosa International Food & Wine Festival.

 

Peter Forrestal and Ken Gargett taste Toolangi at Noosa International Food & Wine Festival.

 

Garry from Toolangi Wines and Greg from Churchview Estate.

 

Ralph Kyte-Powell reviews the 2010 Toolangi Estate Chardonnay

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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."

2010 Estate Pinot Noir - Wine of the Week

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Silver Medal for our 2010 Estate Pinot Noir was awarded at last year's Royal Melbourne Wine Show.

And last week this wine was nominated by Chris Shanahan as Wine of the Week in The Canberra Times.

There are only a limited number of bottles of this "soft, smooth, and elegant wine".

 

 

Fergus McGhie reviews the Toolangi 2010 Estate Chardonnay

Monday, April 01, 2013
Fergus McGhie recently reviewed our 2010 Estate Chardonnay in the Canberra Times Panorama magazine.

Fried sardines, strong simple flavours, call for a dry wine. A young Hunter semillon would be a contender to match this week's dish. Riesling could be another possibility, although it could end up too aromatic. It's the fresh acidity I'm after, something cleansing to cut through the salty fried flavours of the fish - the wine equivalent of a squeeze of lemon. A chardonnay should have more body than semillon to cope with the richness of the sardines. I'm looking for a chardonnay with plenty of fresh acid crunch, and that's where the Toolangi Estate has its strength. This is a modern chardonnay, not fat and weighed down by sweet oak. There's plenty of body and flavour, but it comes from superb Yarra Valley fruit, not winemaking adjunct. There's oak, but its influence is savoury, with toasty, smoky, barrel-ferment characters adding complexity. Fruit flavours of white peach to grapefruit and ripe lemon carry through to a long, fine finish that lingers with juicy mouthwatering acidity perfect for this week's sardines. Buy a couple of spares. The Toolangi will look even better with a few more years in the bottle.







Body and Soul

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tony Love has written about a selection of white wines from varieties that flourish under the Australian sun including Viognier, Marsanne, Riesling and Chardonnay. 

"You know it makes sense when you walk through a vineyard on a warm February day as vintage kicks in, the white grapes are full and ripening to perfection. Capturing the essence of late summer and the warmth of early autumn has been the calling card for many Australian whites. If you likes your whites with a ray of sunshine, these are good for further exploration."

Toolangi Emanai 2012 has been included in Tony's suggestions and we think it's a perfect drink for a hot summer's day.

"It is showing heaps of body and soul yet is still fresh and zingy."

Stylish and great with a chicken caesar salad.

 

 

 


 

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