2020 Pooley Cooinda Vale Chardonnay

Highly Rated
Another stonking release from a Tassie icon producer, and one of the most sought-after Chardonnays on the island.

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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.

It's a blistering Chardonnay - tight, nervy and crackling with energy.

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

An intricately perfumed and poised wine with lovely tension, persistent length, and seamless balance. Incredibly generous on the nose with notes of wet stone, flint, white florals, and toasted almond with marzipan, mineral, peach, and oyster shell following through on the palate. A sensational future ahead.

Hand-picked, chilled to 5 degrees overnight. Whole bunch pressed to tank, then put to barrel the next morning. 9 months maturation in 40% new French oak barriques (80% Marcel Cadet and 20% St Martin) with minimal lees stirring. Wild, barrel fermentation for 20 days. 40% malolactic fermentation. Clone/s: Penfolds, I10V1.

95 Points - "This is good/great now but it's only going to get better. It has terrific power, and presence. Pure stonefruit, some meal-like notes, cedarwood oak as a complement, whispers of both fragrant herbs and smoked bacon. There's texture here, appreciable texture, yet its slung with acidity and the carry that goes with it. The chardonnays of Pooley deserve a stint in a decanter prior to serving; both the 2020 releases are classic examples. The take-home though is that you cannot go wrong with the Pooley chardonnay out of 2020." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "<span class="cs-reviewBody">Lifted, enticing and complex aromas of struck-match, grapefruit pith, grilled nuts, nectarine, white flowers and green melon. Textured and layered on the palate, there's plenty of citrusy pithiness, white stone fruit, honeydew melon and a lovely line of tangy, crunchy, palate shaping acidity. Complex, mouthfilling, fine and seamless. This is a really smart, modern and sophisticated chardonnay." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)</span>

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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 viticulturalist. 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 Pooley

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