I’m in the midst of finishing of a major uni essay at the moment, putting the final touches on a study looking at stated alcohol by volume ‘statements’ on wine labels vs actual ABV.
It’s been interesting looking at the variations (or relative lack of) and the reason for inaccuracies of labels, but it does mean that blog posts have slowed down in the meantime. I’ll be back on board by the end of the week, and if anyone wants a copy of the study let me know (it’s probably a bit dry for posting on here but I’ll put it up on scribd or something for those interested).
In the meantime, these new Tolpuddle releases looked very nice the other night at Sydney’s Golden Century, even though I foolishly decided to then drink Martinis for several hours afterwards. That hurt.
No doubt that this duo is a strong followup to the inaugural 2012 Tolpuddle releases, though my favourites are a little reversed. Would be interesting to see the Chardonnay by itself and not next to a blistering Burgundy though as it looked positively anaemic next to the wildly rich and full Roulot.
Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 (Coal River Valley, Tas) 12.5% $65
Stefano Lubiana Collina Chardonnay 2008 (Derwent River Valley, Tas)
I didn’t spend much time on this to be honest. A less than great bottle with a little ocidative nuttiness and some deadening toast. Probably not representative.