Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

Kooyong is my number two winery from the Mornington Peninsula, with the highly respected Sandro Mosele at the helm. The 2010 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir tastes of dark cherries. The fruit is intensive, but the mouthfeel is more linear than bold. The wine shows a lot of minerality and has a taste of sea salt. There is an attractive level of acidity in this wine. Overall, it is balanced and elegant, in a restrained kind of way. Firm tannins come through on a lasting finish.

If I wanted to be critical, I would say the wine lacks personality. This is perhaps not surprising, given it is a blend of the company owned vineyards. The quality is quite remarkable for a second tier wine. It is one more for the head than the heart.

Score: 94/++


David Speyers said...

Howdy, just wondering what year this was that you tasted?

David Speyers said...

Ah 2010. Silly me