2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir

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97 Points Decanter
2018 Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir
97 Points Decanter

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A fantastic opportunity to get a cheaper price on this present and future icon of Australian winemaking. Tolpuddle won the Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year in 2006, and was acquired in 2011 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW (of Shaw and Smith fame). After only a few years under their guidance, the Pinot Noir from this vineyard has become one of the most highly awarded wines in the world. With a Burgundy-like elegance and sense of place, this indigenously fermented and partially whole-bunch-pressed Pinot is among the more complex and poised wines being produced in the Southern Hemisphere. Decant or age it a while, but buy it now — stocks will fly!

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Elsewhere up to $85.99 Save $14 $71.99 in mixed 6+ or $79.99 per bottle



Pinot Noir

Its Origins

"If ever a new winery was born with blue blood in its veins, Tolpuddle would have to be it." — James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014. Tolpuddle Vineyard was established in 1988 and it took its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs: English convicts transported to Tasmania for forming an agricultural union. The leader of the Martyrs, George Loveless, served some of his sentence working on a property near Richmond, part of which is now Tolpuddle Vineyard. The vineyard is planted with mature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines, facing north-east, and sloping gently up from Back Tea Tree Road. The soil is light silica over sandstone and of moderate vigour, ensuring well-balanced vines producing grapes of great flavour and intensity. In 2006 Tolpuddle Vineyard won the inaugural Tasmanian Vineyard of the Year award, reflecting the performance of this unique and distinguished site. Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW purchased the vineyard in 2011 and are fully committed to seeing Tolpuddle Vineyard recognised as one of Australia’s great single vineyards.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Decanter

"Planted in 1988, the Tolpuddle Vineyard is situated in Tasmania's Coal River Valley, and is composed of 20ha of north east facing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines. The vineyard was purchased by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW in 2011, having identified the potential to produce exceptional cool-climate single vineyard wines. Hand picked grapes are fermented as a combination of whole bunches and whole berries in open fermenters, with gentle plunging. The wine spends nine months in around 30% new French oak." Drink 2020 - 2028

97/100 Halliday's Wine Companion,

"Hand-picked, a combination of whole bunch and whole berry in open fermenters, matured in French oak (33% new) for 9 months. It is a portrait of top end Tasmanian pinot noir, intensely aromatic and achieves complexity and depth to its spice-laden berry aromas and flavours. Beautiful." Drink by 2030

96/100 Huon Hooke

"Impressively deep red/purple colour, both dark and youthful. The bouquet is youthful and a tad under-developed, showing concentrated dark cherry and dark plum fruit and a hint of toasty oak, without obvious incursion of stemminess. The palate is medium to full-bodied, weighty for an Aussie pinot, with abundant soft tannins and real gravitas. A very smart young pinot, which just needs more time to reveal its full potential. 29 SEP 2019." Drink 2021 - 2034

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Noir

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  • Maturity

    2020 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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