- ABV 13.5
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
95 Points - James Halliday "Poise and power in equal measure. Balanced flavours of white stone fruit sprinkled with lemon zest, ginger and oak spices. Finely tuned across the palate with texture from the lees influence, but still strikingly fine from its acidity."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front) "A very good Chardonnay out of Butcher’s this year. As fit as a butcher’s dog, you might say. Smooth, composed, light in flavour, cool and savoury, white fruit and citrus flecked with exotic spice and aniseed, quartz-y texture, a little lemon rind in the long fresh finish. Texture is a highlight. So very elegant and adult. So nice."
The 2018 vintage had a slightly warmer than average year, this led to the richness that Butcher’s Hill is known for, however there were no heat spikes through the ripening period that allowed slow and even fruit development. The resulting wine is reminiscent of Grand Cru Chablis with a great deal of energy, tension and vitality. Partial malolactic fermentation (around 50%) allows the wine to combine and create complexity throughout the palate and the use of larger oak barrels (one third new) allows the penetration of ripe stone fruit and floral notes through the grapefruit acidity lingering with a long flinty finish.
Pooley Wines Butchers Hill Chardonnay 2018
Pooley Wines are truly special and one of the leading family-owned wineries in Tasmania. They are recognised as one of the foremost producers of premium cool climate wines (not only in Tasmania, but in Australasia) winning over 100 awards since Margaret Pooley’s first vintage in 1988. Members of the Pooley family have been actively involved in the business for three generations with their longstanding passion and commitment to fine wine being your assurance of uncompromising quality. Pooley Wines are renowned for their exquisite Single Vineyard examples of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Their Cooinda Vale Chardonnay once formed an integral component of the famous Yattarna Chardonnay from Penfolds. Their Butcher’s Hill Chardonnay is another beauty and similarly, the fruit from this block was also once used for Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay… Pooley’s Pinot Noirs are pure, impeccably balanced, crystalline and eminently cellar worthy.
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