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2016 Coriole Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz

2016 Coriole Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz

'When you reach for a bottle of McLaren Vale shiraz you're hoping it tastes like this, and as good.'
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

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$179.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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  • The Lloyd family founded Coriole in 1967, and are considered pioneers in the McLaren Vale region, and visionaries in the planting of Italian and French varieties. Long before it was fashionable, Mark Lloyd developed vineyards of Sangiovese, Picpoul, Chenin Blanc, Nero d’Avola, and others, plus of course, Shiraz. They are considered one of the leading lights of the region.

    Shiraz has been Coriole’s principle variety and flagship wine since the first bottling in 1970. Coriole Shiraz is 100% Estate grown and the average vine age is 50 years old.


    Conditions in the spring of 2015 were very dry, yet there was impressive vine growth, some old hands saying they had never seen the vineyards looking so good! Above average temperatures in October and December led to predictions of a very early, swift vintage. Ripening, however, slowed in January. 60-70 mm rain fell, followed by an unusually cool February average of 19.5°C. Gentle ripening continued and picking was slow paced and orderly. The resulting wines are excellent; colour is vibrant, aromatics are alluring and the natural balance and mouthfeel is superb.

    This wine is made in the traditional manner; fermented in open tanks
    and hand plunged, and matured in French oak hogsheads. The Estate
    Shiraz has impressive fruit intensity, yet is elegant and will reward further


    The 2016 Estate Shiraz offers abundant aromas of mulberry, dark cherry
    biter chocolate and subtle hints of mahogany and gamey meats. The
    moreish palate is bright and engaging showing plump dark fruit and
    red berries and savoury earthy notes, framed by elegant yet persistent
    tannins. A medium to full bodied Shiraz displaying quintessential McLaren
    Vale dark fruits, and spice.


    'Most of the estate shiraz vines are now 50yo; some 100yo vines were also employed. This is a silken release, fresh as a daisy too, with plum, cassis and redcurrant flavours lifted by notes of violet. A gentle creaminess to the texture doesn't hurt a jot. When you reach for a bottle of McLaren Vale shiraz you're hoping it tastes like this, and as good.'
    95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'I’m not sure if all the Shiraz grapes in this wine come from Seaview, though I suspect they do. It’s one of the best parts of the Vales for growing Shiraz grapes, in my limited opinion. Liquorice bullets, blackberry, earthiness, gentle cedar oak. Full-bodied, firm acidity and fleshy tannin with red and black fruit, maybe something like boysenberry, typical regional ferrous stuff, and a royal roll of silty tannin on a long finish. Nicely done. There will be very few complaints around the table when drinking this wine, I should imagine.'
    93+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

    'Deep red/purple colour with a straightforward but appealing plummy, meaty, earthy bouquet; the palate soft and fleshy, round and smooth-textured, with a dominant meaty character but a clean aftertaste. Very good shiraz, to drink young or cellar.'
    90 Points - Huon Hooke