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2017 Pooley Cooinda Vale Chardonnay

Coal River, TAS

Absolutely smoking Chardonnay from a Tassie stalwart.

HIGH SCORE

$59.00

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About
Sometimes the quality of a wine lifts it well above the pack.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is an exquisite Single Vineyard Chardonnay from Anna Pooley and the whole Pooley team.

The Cooinda Vale fruit in this wine once formed an integral component of the famous Yattarna Chardonnay from Penfolds. Since 2016 Anna has kept the fruit separate in order to produce a single expression from this immaculate site. And it's a blinder.

The 2017 might be the best to date from this great vineyard. It's a blistering Chardonnay. Tight, nervy and crackling with energy. A huge 97 points from Gary Walsh at The Wine Front says it all.

Get in now on what is sure to be one of Tasmania's most sought-after Chardonnays given time.

About Pooley

Pooley is one of the leading family-owned wineries in Tasmania, renowned for their exquisite Single Vineyard examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Coal River region, less than an hour north of Hobart.

The family vineyard was planted in 1985 by Margaret and Denis Pooley. Today it is in the hands of the third generation of Pooleys, with award-winning winemaker Anna Pooley heading up the cellar and her brother Matt as viticuluralist. They make a killer team and the family business is going from strength to strength.

Anna's wines are pure, refined and eminently cellar-worthy. A class-act producer setting a cracking pace for all of Tasmania to follow.

Winemaker Anna Pooley
Winemaker Anna Pooley
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine displays the character and complexity of Cooinda Vale and has the potential for a long and rewarding cellar life.

Blend : Cardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Siblings Anna and Matt Pooley
Siblings Anna and Matt Pooley
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Flint, wet stones, a whiff of spent match green melon and almond with white peach and citrus. Cool mineral crunch through the mouth with an insanely long finish. It's pretty wound up at the moment but given time it could become something truly majestic. - Different Drop Wine Team

97Points
The Wine Front

"It’s not over-made, nor is it under-made; it’s all just so. It’s a wine characterized by its purity, line, and length. There’s a silky almond gloss and flavour, mild lemon and grapefruit, perhaps some pie apple with spice, though its flavours are subdued, yet beautifully clean. The rain-washed-white-pebble kind of acidity (well, you have to talk some shit, every now and then as it’s part of the brief), is something else. As is the aforementioned length. Expect subtlety and quiet confidence, but don’t come seeking oak and peaches. Here’s a Chardonnay for you." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

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Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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