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. Today, after more than 20 years of producing premium quality cool-climate wines, and having been awarded numerous trophies and medals at prestigious wine shows, the Pooley family has established a second vineyard in the Coal River Valley at Richmond. Margaret Pooley remained the chief executive of Cooinda Vale Vineyard until well into her nineties. She was a hardy Scot and could be found tending vines during the coldest Tasmanian winters.
The palate is elegant and refined, but shows incredible complexity and power. Racy acidity, pristine citrus, almond meal with old world class. The structure, length, line and power of this wine is phenomenal – the wine is whole and complete in every aspect. This wine displays the character and complexity of Cooinda Vale and has the potential for a long and rewarding cellar life.
Matchstick, ginger biscuits, lime and white peach, kiss of vanilla oak, and white flowers. It’s cool, refined, distinctly pure and minerally, not a huge amount of flavour, though what’s there is very appealing. Fine flinty texture, oatmeal and slightly toasty savoury things on a long lemon water-coloured finish. Beautiful thing. Diaphanous. High appeal on the glass to glass measure, but also delight in refinement and style. Tasted: Jun 19; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $58; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2020-2030; Rated: 95+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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