Shiraz is the great tradition of McLaren Vale, going back to the 1850's. It is the dominant variety grown on the estate at Coriole. The terra rosa soils of these vineyards in the Seaview Sub Region creates a well structured and robust style, yet with some elegance, that invariably has great potential in the cellar.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
92 Points & 4 Stars "A consistent performer in the McLaren Vale region, showing plenty of poise and not striving to be a hero – more a stalwart. Bristling with red and dark berry fruits, forthright and direct, it plays fine tannins to impeccable effect, superbly balanced. If only there were more like this." Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2009, Nick Stock (Australia), 2009
5 Stars "Great wines should be in balance, so you could easily love the Coriole shiraz tomorrow night if you choose. However, with a great pedigree and a pretty good vintage on the label, we know it will be better in years to come. With its impeccable tannin structure and beautifully integrated fruit, youd be mad not to leave it alone for another five or more years." Canberra Times, Fergus McGhie (Australia), 08 Apr 09
4 1/2 Stars "Great concentration of dark cherry and black licorice aromas layered with spicy oak. The palate is soft and brimming over with lovely bright plum fruits. Lots of potential." Winestate (Australia), September 2008
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose displays sweet red fruits; with nutmeg and cinnamon.
The palate is soft and rich with blackberry and plum evident. The oak is well integrated and the finish is long with ripe, chocolate tannin.
Drinking well now, but will benefit with some additional time in bottle. Cellar for up to 10 years.
The 2006 vintage was mild producing wines of soft tannins and bright fruit that shows some similarity to the 2004 vintage.