This Tokar Estate Chardonnay 2019 is a superb rendition of what affordable, classy Yarra Chardonnay can taste like.
I’m on the record already about my appreciation for the Tokar recent releases, and interestingly I’d probably drink this Chardonnay over the fancier Coldstream release. That will change with another year or two, but interesting nonetheless.
There’s a lovely golden ripe fruit profile – heading towards peach – but prim and proper (with restricted malo I’m guessing) to finish. The interplay between fruit, integrated oak and sufficient acidity. It’s just a lovely textured, vital Chardonnay at an unbeatable price.
Tokar Estate Chardonnay 2019. Best drinking: good now and for at least 2-3 years yet. 18.5/20, 94/100. 13.5%, $30. Tokar website. Would I buy it? Yes.