Chardonnay Pinot 15

INTERNATIONAL BENCHMARK CHARDONNAY AND PINOT NOIR TASTING EVENT
Yarra Valley, July 11+12, 2015

Coldstream Hills and Toolangi Vineyards joined forces on the weekend of July 11, 2015 to create an exclusive weekend of International Benchmark Tasting Masterclasses, showcasing leading Yarra Valley Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs against the best in the world.

An expert judging panel of James Halliday, Huon Hooke, and Bob Campbell MW guided the enthusiasts through two in-depth Masterclasses - Chardonnay on Saturday, and Pinot Noir on Sunday. The Masterclasses showcased Yarra Valley’s finest examples of each variety, tasted with benchmark selections from around the globe. 21 exceptional wines were blind tasted at each session, with identities known but order hidden.

Highlights from Toolangi Chardonnay 12:

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CHARDONNAY 15 MASTERCLASS

A selection of the 21 Yarra Valley and International Chardonnays in the tutored tasting led by the judging panel.

2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-
Montrachet "Les Chenevottes"
2012 Bachelet-Monnot Batard-Montrachet
2012 Domaine Leflaive Puligney-Montrachet "Clavaillon"
2013 Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay
2013 Toolangi Reserve Chardonnay
2013 Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay
2013 Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay
2013 Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay

PINOT NOIR 15 MASTERCLASS

A selection of the 21 Yarra Valley and International Pinot Noirs in the tutored tasting led by the judging panel.

2012 Chateau de la Tour Clos de Vougeot
2012 Armand Rousseau Charmes-Chambertin
2012 Benjamin Leroux Volnay "Les Mitans"
2012 Burguet Vosne Romanee
2013 Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir
2013 Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Pinot Noir
2013 Serrat Pinot Noir
2013 Toolangi Vineyards Block E Pinot Noir

COLDSTREAM HILLS + TOOLANGI BIRTHDAY DINNER
7pm, Saturday July 11

With 2015 marking the 30th and 15th anniversaries of Coldstream Hills and Toolangi respectively, a special Birthday Dinner was held on the Saturday evening. Guestsjoined the judging panel, together with Toolangi owners Garry and Julie Hounsell, and Coldstream Hills winemaker Andrew Fleming, for a celebratory evening. Dinner included a sumptuous three course meal highlighting the Yarra Valley's best local produce, matched to current wines from Coldstream Hills and Toolangi - with some surprise additions from the cellar.

Gourmet Traveller WineRiedel Grape Varietal SpecificPrince Wine StoreGarry and-Julie Hounsell, Toolangi VineyardsAndrew Main Fleming, Coldstream Hills