Toolangi Yarra Valley Shiraz

Toolangi Yarra Valley Shiraz 2019

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14%
Toolangi Vineyards have a clear and seemingly simple strategy; grow and source the highest quality Yarra Valley grapes and put them in the hands of the best winemaker for each varietal. This has served Toolangi well and today it stands as one of the star wineries of the Yarra Valley.

This 2019 Toolangi Yarra Valley Shiraz is a terrific cool-climate Shiraz delivering excellent concentration of fruit and flavour while retaining the fragrant perfume and elegance the region is famous for. At this price it offers superb value Yarra Valley Shiraz drinking from Toolangi.

Review of the 2018 vintage included below;

"92 Points. 17yo vines, 25% whole bunches, 10% new French oak. It's tight and reserved at this early stage of its life but the components are good. Black pepper, black cherry and leafy spice notes run into full-blown stem and green herb characters. It needs a year or two, but it's been well put together. 14% alc. $27. To 2027" - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Under new, hands-on ownership and with the talented young Kaspar Hermann at the winemaking helm, Toolangi have the wind in their sails. After years of (arguably) living in the shadow of the Pinot, Toolangi's Shiraz is now starting to flex its muscles. The grapes are now being cultivated and harvested with freshness to the fore and the winemaking has also been re-focused along the same lines. In short, with emphasis on elegance, balance and sustained purity, Toolangi's Shiraz wines have never tasted better. None of this should surprise really, the Yarra has long been capable of producing outstanding Syrah/ Shiraz.
Yarra Valley
Hand-harvested from rows 1-10 of Toolangi's A1 and D1 Blocks, the 2019 was naturally fermented with 10% whole bunches and 90% whole berries in both open fermenters and closed statics. It was matured in French oak and spent 10 months on lees. The result is a finely drawn, cool climate Shiraz with smoky charcuterie aromas layered with dried herbs and black fruits, a hint of restrained oak, pepper and spice. It's long and elegant, with a pristine core of dark berries and plums, tightly knit with gentle oak and supported by fine, dusty tannins. It finishes savoury with refreshing acidity.

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