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2016 Pooley Butcher's Hill Chardonnay

Coal River Valley

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'Very elegant, but not the least skinny. Every aspect is finely weighed and balanced.'
96 Points - James Halliday, Halliday's Wine Companion 2019

  • Pooley Wines was established in 1985 when the late Denis and Margaret Pooley planted ten rows of Riesling and seven rows of Pinot Noir on their 16-hectare farm at Cooinda Vale in the Coal River Valley in southern Tasmania. In 2003, John Pooley, son of Denis and Margaret, and his wife Libby bought Belmont Lodge, a heritage-listed Georgian home on the outskirts of Richmond. A new vineyard has been established on the Belmont Estate, planted in 2003.The block is on the side of Butcher’s Hill facing north and captures the sun all day. The soils, high in pH, are well drained dolerite and black cracking clays with limestone faults on sandstone parent material.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES


    TASTING NOTES

    The fruit for this wine was once used for Penfolds Yattarna, but it is singing on its own! Rounder and a touch bigger than its Cooinda Vale counterpart, it shows toasty oak on the nose with white peach, poached pear and melon. The palate shows wonderful depth of fruit with a touch of quince, racy orange peel acidity with well balanced cashew nuttiness.

  • REVIEWS

    'Coal River Valley, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, fermented in French puncheons (30% new) on full solids with cultured yeast, matured for 10 months. Very elegant, but not the least skinny. Every aspect is finely weighed and balanced. Looks to Chablis.
    96 Points - James Halliday, Halliday's Wine Companion 2019

    'Strong smoky, toasty oak bouquet; it smacks of barrels that have a strong personality. The palate is another thing altogether; it is utterly delicious, with wonderful depth of gorgeous fruit flavour, which is both refined and complex. An immensely classy chardonnay. Oak may be obvious to smell but the palate is another matter altogether.'
    94 Points - Huon Hooke

    'Smoke, caramel, white peach and oatmeal. Light bodied, a silky gloss and lustre to its carriage, but grapefruity and flinty too. It’s not explosive like the Cooinda, more calm and relaxed, and without the length of its sibling, though it’s certainly a delicious glass of Chardonnay and fine drinking from front to back.'
    93 Points - Gary Walsh



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