780 bottles – This was once our family reserve but Justin and I thought Family Reserve was a bit 1980’s. Jack Denis Pooley was my grandfather who planted the first vines at Cooinda Vale with Margaret (grandmother). He was actually known as Denis but we didn’t think we could call a wine Denis.”
Ideally, I would liked to have tasted this alongside the standard Cooinda Vale of the same vintage, but that’s more a thing to keep me in check, rather than the wine.
Beautiful fragrance – all dried rose and chamomile – red fruits, spice, tea leaf, pencil oak. Medium-weight, a playful and perfumed cherry pip juiciness, set with powder fine stony tannin, a core of cool vibrant acidity, and a finish that surges and keeps coming. Feels young, yet still tastes great. 96 Points, Drink: 2021-2036 - Gary Walsh, Wine Front