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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! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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