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Toolangi Vineyard Pauls Lane Shiraz 2019

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Toolangi Vineyard Pauls Lane Shiraz 2019
Toolangi Vineyard Pauls Lane Shiraz 2019
Producer Toolangi Vineyard
Region, Country Yarra Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 17794-750

The Pauls Lane champions low-cropped fruit from rows 11-23 of Toolangi's D Block where the vines are approaching their twentieth vintage. This label sees a little more new oak (15%) and whole bunches (40%) than the entry Shiraz.  Otherwise the winemaking remains the same: natural ferment, plunging as required, 10 months in oak and it's bottled unfined and unfiltered.

This medium-weighted expression of Syrah sings loudly of its Yarra origins—by which we mean it really reminds us of Yarra Shiraz of old (and that’s a compliment!). Now the grapes are being cultivated and harvested with freshness in mind, 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.

Toolangi Vineyard Pauls Lane Shiraz 2019
Toolangi Vineyard Pauls Lane Shiraz 2019

Reviews

"In a way, this sits half way between the D Block and the first-tier shiraz in terms of shape. It's complete. Dark plums and juniper with baking spices, pepper and pine needles. There's more volume here, but it's certainly not a big wine, just shy of full bodied. Tannins are ripe yet quite fine, the finish long and there's a lot of appeal. No need to wait."
95 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion
“It’s spicy, fine-fingered and refreshing but it doesn’t lack flavour or indeed weight. This is all red cherry and plum with swoops cedar, black pepper and clove. It feels neat. It feels polished. There’s a bunchy garden herb aspect but it’s tucked well within. Fineness of the tannin is of note too. You’d imagine that this will blossom in time.”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Reviews

"In a way, this sits half way between the D Block and the first-tier shiraz in terms of shape. It's complete. Dark plums and juniper with baking spices, pepper and pine needles. There's more volume here, but it's certainly not a big wine, just shy of full bodied. Tannins are ripe yet quite fine, the finish long and there's a lot of appeal. No need to wait."
95 points, Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion
“It’s spicy, fine-fingered and refreshing but it doesn’t lack flavour or indeed weight. This is all red cherry and plum with swoops cedar, black pepper and clove. It feels neat. It feels polished. There’s a bunchy garden herb aspect but it’s tucked well within. Fineness of the tannin is of note too. You’d imagine that this will blossom in time.”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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