Pooley Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir 2021
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. They have been lovingly renovating this second Pooley Wines Coal River Valley property, and planted vines on nearby Butchers Hill. In 2007 the first vintage of Pinot was produced from this steep vineyard site that overlooks the township of Richmond.
Pooley Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir 2021 vintage is a wine embodied with notes of brooding fruits, delicate spice, and underlying umami. There’s a savoury impression to the nose with aromas of foraged truffle, dense undergrowth, and tobacco leaf. The palate is splendorous and laden with dried herbs, allspice, dark cherry compote and dark plum. There’s an intrinsic vigour with finely etched tannin and generous weight on the finish.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Coal River Valley, Tasmania
Vintage - 2021
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.5%