Complexity. That's the winner with this Tomich single clone Chardonnay, which showcases a) a great site B) rigorous selection c) completely uncompromising high quality winemaking and d) a little vintage magic.
Full flavoured and proudly full bodied, this is Chardonnay with grandiose power, all delivered with enough acidity to guarantee a long life. Tip top Chardonnay for lovers of real Hills flavour.
Established in 2002 by Dr. John Tomich and his wife, Vicki, this Adelaide Hills winery has a remarkable reputation for innovation and harnessing some of the best winemaking talent in the country. The fruit is sourced from their own 200 acres of vines located in the very cool Onkaparinga Valley in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It is the largest vineyard in the region and is farmed using sustainable practices. Today, Tomich Wines is still family owned and operated with John's son, Randal Tomich, heading up the winemaking duties alongside consultant winemaker Ben Riggs.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Sure enough, the single Q Block-sourcing across a mono-clonal (Bernard 96) selection. This tastes expensive and rightly so: ambient fermentation, barrel fermentation, judicious lees work and classy French barrique, Burgundian and Bordeaux cooperage (30%; 18 months). Stone fruits accents aplenty. But the best bit is the confluence of mealy oatmeal notes and toasted hazelnut scents, care of the barrel work. A mineral thread plies the components, towing them impressively long. This will age well.