2013 BLOCK F RESERVE CHARDONNAY
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
Mendoza clone, hand-picked, crushed, wild-fermented in French oak (50% new), matured for 18 months, made by Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda. Struck match/reductive aromas are highly distinctive, and carry through unabated to the very complex palate. Lovers of white Burgundy will understand what this is all about, others may find it difficult, or actively dislike it - I am not one of those. Rating 96.
BOB CAMPBELL MW, CHARDONNAYPINOT15 MASTERCLASSES 2015
"... I agreed with the majority vote and awarded first place to the Toolangi Reserve on the strength of the wine's wonderfully ethereal texture and layers of fruit, toast, mineral and brioche flavours."
HUON HOOKE, huonhooke.com, July 2015
A full, rich, in-your-face style typical of this label, but perhaps a shade less extravagant than some earlier vintages. Lemon, honey, nougat aromas; rich, sweet fruit palate with great length and a big finish. It's a fairly obvious style, and superb.