2020 Quealy Wines KKO1 Pinot NoirRegular price $37.00
Tom McCarthy’s aim here was to craft a fun-loving, earth-to-glass Pinot for drinking rather than thinking. Hence, there’s a strong carbonic element, less time on skins, very little in the way of sulphur additions and, the only oak the wine sees is upwards of five years old. Having said that, this is no simple lightweight Pinot! Rather, it’s a vibrant, juicy and lifted wine with a silky palate underscored by a lingering savoury finish and super fine tannins. Classy stuff.
“Kool Keith has some great playtime in my music repertoire, perhaps named for him here. Cherry juice, bright, kirsch, light spice, some balsamic notes, faint mushroomy earthiness, tang, tartness, sheath of lean tannins, cool finish. Does a lot. Tastes like fancy Pinot with a savoury bent. Lively little thing. Do like it.”
Mike Bennie - The Winefront