Surprisingly, Tolley is a hard winery to find much information about. The limited information contained on this bottle claims they’ve had an “Enviable reputation for quality in Australia since 1892”. I have heard the name Tolley before but am yet to experience any of their wines.
Tolley 'Watercolour' (South Australia)
Considering the price this wine displays a nice colour of dark textured prune juice outlined with bright bleeding reds. A pungent petrol and blackberry aroma awakens my nostrils which is then proceeded with plenty of smoke and oak components. A fiery, hot experience to begin with showing me plenty of the 14%. Tastes of smooth raspberries & blueberries come through first before early tobacco & dark chocolate take me into the mid section sharply. Cranberries creep in not so long afterwards and carry with them spice and oak. The lingering of cranberries in my cheeks is of a nice length but leaves me just a little bit dry.
$10 is a fantastic price point for this wine. It displays a diverse spectrum of flavors, although short-lived. It’s almost like it wants to show you more but just can’t quite get there. A great script with average acting.
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