Coriole The Optimist White 2005 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, South Australia

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Fruit was selected from the oldest vineyard at Coriole planted in 1977 to make this single vineyard reserve wine. Chenin Blanc is a classic variety with considerable ageing potential.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

91 Points "Coriole figured out long ago that Chenin works in McLaren Vale as a full(ish) bodied white that holds on to its acidity. Lemon barley and honeysuckle, plenty of texture and a balanced clean finish. Great antipasto wine that’s ageing really well." Wine Business Monthly, Nick Stock (Australia), January 2009

94 Points "Utterly unexpected; the best youngish Chenin Blanc Ive tasted from Australia, with bright lemon and melon fruit, excellent texture, structure, and above all, length.", James Halliday (Australia), March 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

Bottled under cork, and with over two years' bottle-age, this funky wine opens up foxy and heady with musk. Quince and honeydew begin to appear, together with a complex sherbet aroma reminiscent of aged Vouvray. With more breathing, barrel-ferment notes become evident, together with rich tropical fruit. The wine smells like a bowl of summer fruits. The palate is rich with herbals and a light custardy texture - creamy and leesy. Tropical fruits and refreshing sherbet flavours, rounded out in the mouth with yeasty, bready undertones. The finish carries firm rhubarb acid, dry and almost tannic in its complexity - which should ensure a few more years of vitality in the cellar. Try this with almost any food - the dry complexity and rich texture will be more compatible with a meal than many of the high-acid styles to be found on contemporary wine lists.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other White Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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Established by the Lloyd family in 1967, Coriole is family owned and operated and has established a reputation for being a dynamic and innovative producer.

Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole with the first plantings in 1985. Other Italian varieties such as Fiano have Coriole at the forefront of alternative varieties. Chenin Blanc & Shiraz have a long and successful history at Coriole, with the flagship, Lloyd Reserve Shiraz included in Langton's Classified Wines of Australia.

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