93 Points Robert Parker
One of the more exciting Tasmanian projects to make it into global distribution, Tolpuddle is an offshoot of Shaw + Smith in the Adelaide Hills. The 2017 Chardonnay is a strong effort, offering some funky, complex aromas of struck match layered over subtle French oak and crisp notes of pineapple and underripe peaches. It's medium-bodied, with great drive and energy that persist through the long, lemony finish.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Joe Czerwinski. January, 2019
98 Points James Halliday
This is one of Australia's most exciting vineyards. Many Tasmanian chardonnay producers struggle in managing acidity, Tolpuddle simply makes it an essential part of the wine, serving to highlight the nectarine, white peach and grapefruit flavours. Likewise, oak is an incidental part, serving to delicately frame the fruit. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday.