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Coriole - Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 2014


  • 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 - 2025
Food Matching

Food Matching

This big, bold and beautiful wine can take on a whole range of gusty ingredients and flavours, though it is equally happy at a barbecue. Michel Roux Jr, in his book Matching Food and Wine: Classic and Not So Classic Combinations, suggests the following dishes, which gives an idea of what it can take on: duck confit and sauté potatoes; grilled marinated beef in Cantonese barbecue style; oxtail broth with pearl barley; pork shoulder stew with potatoes and chorizo sausage. Avoid overly subtle ingredients and preparations, cream sauces and anything too salty or spicy.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 95 (2012) VS: 93 (2009) JR: 17.5 (2012) JS: 93 (2012) JH: 96 (2014) WF: 92 (2007)

Wine tasting notes

This very concentrated wine exudes aromas in the black fruits, bitter chocolate, coffee bean and cocoa spectrum whist the intense palate is satisfyingly rich, dense and long. This wine can be enjoyed young or cellared for many years to come.

Winery Information


The Lloyd family have been making wines in McLaren Vale since 1968; Mark Lloyd has now handed over the winemaking reins to his son, Duncan. Though well known for introducing to Australia a range of varietals with an Italian emphasis, Coriole’s bedrock is in the strength of its outstanding Shiraz plantings; indeed the Lloyd Reserve Shiraz is one of McLaren Vale’s greatest. The estate has started the process of organic certification, having farmed organically for many years.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)95 pts

Aug 2015 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Deep garnet/purple, the 2012 Shiraz Lloyd Reserve is profoundly scented of crushed blueberries, blackberries and mulberries with hints of cedar, toast, marmite, menthol, spice box and anise. This full-bodied and concentrated Syrah is built like a brick house giving muscular fruit flavors that are structured by firm, fine tannins. It has a long, well-poised finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2009)93 pts

July '13 - Josh Raynolds - Inky ruby. Wild, oak-spiced aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, licorice and smoky Indian spices. Sweet cherry-vanilla and mocha flavors coat the palate and show impressive depth as well as vivacity. Smoky and smooth on the finish, which emphatically echoes he blue fruit and vanilla notes. These are still young days for this wine, which really deserves some cellar time to absorb its oak, but it's pretty sexy right now. (2012)17.5 pts

Tasted May 2016 - Naughty heavy bottle. Dark crimson. Meaty with lots of liquorice and sweetness. Savoury with treacle toffee notes. Long and rewarding. Not too exaggerated but with great balance. (JR)

James Suckling (2012)93 pts

February, 2016. The flagship shiraz from Coriole has a darker, riper and yet still fresh nose with plenty of plum, cherry and blackberry fruit aromas. The palate delivers a very concentrated impression with dark plum, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped around ripe sturdy tannins. Best from 2018.

James Halliday (2014)96 pts

It's easy to be seduced by the beautiful deep purple colour but it's the flavours, the palate that really matter. They star in this complex wine. Savoury toned, full-bodied, ripe and concentrated and yet, there's this line of definition and detail. The oak, sitting at 30% new French hogsheads, is seamlessly integrated.

Wine Front (2007)92 pts

Savoury and earthy with plum and dark fruit, a slight mintiness and pepper. Good oak adds a little something extra to the wine. Has a spread of earthy chalky tannins which have a slight toughness and bitterness, especially on the finish, but lend the wine a sort of rugged masculine appeal. Has integrity and interest, although ultimately it reflects the difficult nature of the vintage. Very good wine, though it rated more highly on the first day’s tasting.