2019 Quealy Turbul Friulano
Turbul is friulano fermented on skins; from the early adopters of orange wine, Quealy (well, they were T’Gallant back then!).
Flavour bomb! So much going on here. Nuttiness to the fore, marzipan and halva, very spicy, lots of garam masala and clove, floral things too, ripe apple, green melon in the fruit mix. Whoa! Texture is great, chewy, chalky, quite broad in tannin weave but all wonderfully integrated. Fantastic, complex, bombastic white. Drink 2021 - 2024.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (June 2021)
Mid gold hue, like an autumn sun. Strong quinine flavour, angostura bitters on poached quince. Peach fuzz tannins, chewy and ripe, but these phenolics work well, creating the body and texture of the wine. Smoky, with some red fruits, too. It gives more with each sip. Slippery texture, honeyed and rich. At its best without chilling the life out of it. Drink by 2026.
Jane Faulkner - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (June 2021)