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Coriole - Estate Shiraz 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Grant Harrison
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 93 (2013) VS: 90 (2010) JH: 95 (2013) WF: 94 (2012) Misc: 93 Stars (2012)

Wine tasting notes

The nose displays sweet red fruits; raspberry, plum and mulberry 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.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)93 pts

Aug 15 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Deep garnet/purple, the 2013 Shiraz opens to aromas of blueberry pie, baked blackberries and spiced mulberries with underling licorice, cloves and Szechuan pepper plus a hint of meat. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it is shaped by firm, rounded tannins and a long finish.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2010)90 pts

July 13. By Josh Raynolds. Deep ruby. Ripe dark fruit and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Silky, sweet and expansive, offering vibrant black raspberry and cherry flavors that take on weight with air. Dusty tannins kick in on the finish, which features appealing sweetness and an exotic note of Indian spices. -- Josh Raynolds

James Halliday (2013)95 pts

Light and shade. The grunt of blackberry, the sweet relief of raspberry. Both combine here with earth, spice and creamy oak to present a pitch-perfect expression of modern McLaren Vale shiraz.

Wine Front (2012)94 pts

The first vintage incoming winemaker Alex Sherrah has seen through from budburst to bottling. Pretty red and black fruit, light vanilla, subtle earthiness – so bright and attractive. Medium bodied, almost a violet mouth perfume, balanced acidity, firm mouth-coating tannin – but fine and ‘to the tooth’ – then plush and juicy red and black fruits come through and close up with a finish of convincing length. Love that it manages to be fruity, but not at all sweet. Supreme balance – feels effortless. Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz.

Miscellaneous (2012)93 stars

Jeremy Pringle, Winewilleatitself - "A trip to McLaren Vale just over a week ago confirmed the quality of the 2012 vintage for reds. Density of flavour, mid-palate weight, no desiccated fruit. While the best of the 2011s produced a perfumed delicacy which allowed consumers to look at the region askew, I suspect these wines will have enormous appeal to those seeking a more traditional regional expression.The fruit sits somewhere between red and black in hue. Violets and plums, vanilla and milk chocolate. Sensibly applied creamy, malty oak. The architecture enables clear and precise enunciation of the flavours on the palate. Might well be worth stashing a few bottles in the cellar."