Chenin Blanc is Coriole Vineyard’s principal white variety and was first planted in 1977. Chenin Blanc is a lovely aromatic wine that has great fruit concentration and yet shows an outstanding ability to age.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Daily Telegraph, Jeff Collerson (Australia), Nov 09 "... a fuller palate built from rich, spicy caramel-like flavours, nettles underlying, and a decent finish. Always an intriguing refresher."
West Australian, Ray Jordan (Australia), 05 Nov 09 89 Points "A lighter style chenin blanc from McLaren Vale. Has a nice mix of pineapple and crunchy pear characters... this is one style I like to drink as a youngster."
Adelaide Advertiser, Tony Love (Australia), 16 Sep 09 91 Points "... This new vintage has plenty of sauvignon blanc swagger up front with a fuller palate built from rich, spicy caramel-like flavours, nettles underlying, and a decent finish. Always intriguing."
Daily Telegraph, Jeff Collerson (Australia), 08 Sep 09 "... McLaren Vale's Coriole planted chenin in 1975 and it remains its top white. The '09 is soft, delicate and refreshingly crisp not as sweet as most local examples. There is an appealing hint of the honeyed character that typifies top French examples."
Winery Tasting Notes
The ’09 Chenin displays tropical fruits, pear and peach aromas.
The palate is round and full showing nashi pear, hazelnut and a touch of spice. A well balanced wine that finishes with the varietal’s trade mark zingy acidity.