Master of Wine, Bob Campbell, was a valued panel member at our recent ChardonnayPinot15 International Benchmarking Masterclasses held in July.
Bob Campbell is the second wine writer in the world (after Jancis Robinson) to become a Master of Wine. He estimates tasting over 100,000 wines since he began to formally record tasting notes!
He has written two articles about the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Masterclasses in his interesting blog.
In the Chardonnay Tasting article Bob outlines the three flights of 21 wines and notes the crowd favourites and his impressions on the wines. Toolangi was pleased to be awarded the first place in Flight Three for our 2013 Block F Reserve Chardonnay, competing with three impressive French wines. Bob said, "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.
The Pinot Noir article also notes the three flights of Pinot Noirs and Bob compares his preferences to the views of the enthusiastic audience. In Fight Two Bob's favourites were Yering Station and Toolangi.
A clear winner for the Yarra!