Chardonnay - Pooley Cooinda Vale Chardonnay
Winery : Pooley Wines
Tasmanian chardonnays have such intense fruit that a teensy bit of bottle age, to add some silk and roundness is always welcome. Pooley's fabulous 2016 Cooinda Vale Chardonnay is drinking very well at the moment.
This is the second release of Cooinda Vale Chardonnay - fruit once destined for Penfolds Yattarna is now released as this single vineyard wine.
Michele's notes: Beautiful perfume from classy fruit and superb oak. It's a bit edgy but there are florals too, with stone fruit. Creamy complexity in the mouth, toasty nuts at the end and the acid well tucked in. Modest alcohol, suggesting a happy life in the cellar, to be pulled out at intervals over the next five years.