Pooley Riesling

Pooley’s wines impressed me so much during my recent tastings in Tasmania, that I immediately made an appointment to visit Anna Pooley the very next day. From some of the oldest vines in the 1985 estate on the Coal River Valley, this is a riesling of great length and potential. It’s intense and taut, with concentrated granny smith apple and kaffir lime fruit and pepper running on a razor edge of acidity that calls for considerable time to soften. $27 at Canterbury Wines.