Tolpuddle Chardonnay 2022
Strap in folks because you’re about to be schooled on cool climate Chardonnay for the ages. This is one of the most talked about Australian Chardonnay’s and whether you like, love or totally FROTH on this wine (hi that’s me) it’s hard to deny its superb pedigree. In the coolest vintage since inception and the 2022 is strutting its stuff, but unlike the showy overt Chardonnays Australia can sometimes produce, this is an artwork of precision. I mean, what can I say that hasn’t already been said? It’s just so bloody scintillating. White nectarine, creamy custard apple, lemon juice squirting from its wedge. Shale and shucked oyster shell, soft meringue peaks and raw Marcona almonds. It’s laser focus line of acidity is ethereal, and the flavour length is what the great wines of the world are made of. It’s a firework of Chardonnay flavour, in fact it’s the waterfall at Sydney’s New Years Eve midnight show. I’ll toast to that. Drink now and if you can get more it will cellar well for up to 10 years.