We aim to have all wines be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock and you note you would like that particular vintage, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
James Halliday – The flagship wines are sourced from, and named after, the Coldstream vineyard. This certainly has added depth, fruit weight and complexity to the lower tiers. Full of luscious ripe fruit, spiced up with wood char, cinnamon and juniper. It smells wonderful. The sweet fruit works its way across the fuller-bodied palate but it's not humungous, there's room to move. As an observation, there's already some browning throughout the light garnet hue so best to drink in the short term. - Jane Faulkner
About This Wine
The Gruyere sub-region of the Yarra Valley where Tokar Estate sits, produces a more savoury, dark fruited and structured Pinot Noir than other parts of the Yarra Valley.
Our Pinot Noir is made from the fruit of the two Pinot blocks at the entrance of Tokar Estate, planted in 1996 and 1998. The main difference between the blocks is the orientation, Pinot A faces West whilst Pinot B faces East. From one we get structure and power and the other provides prettiness. Both blocks are Pinot clone MV6 and are spur pruned on VSP trellis.
Our Pinot Noir made from several small batches, all treated differently to build layers of complexity. This is a wine of elegance and power, showing flavours of cherry, sesame, vanilla, smoke-cured meat and spice. Made with 30% whole bunches and 30% new oak.