Coriole has gained a reputation for being one of the most innovative and premium producers in the Australian wine industry. The name comes from the distinctively coloured ironstone so common in the vineyards and buildings at Coriole. Situated in the undulating hills of the densely planted McLaren with original farmhouses built in 1860 the original vineyards were planted immediately after the First World War. Coriole is managed by two family members, Mark and Paul Lloyd, set in the Seaview sub region of the McLaren Vale wine district, they specialise in Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Italian varietal.
Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole’s flagship wine. Coriole Shiraz is now 100% Estate grown with the majority of vines approximately 40 years old.
A bright, lifted nose with plum, dark cherry and spice. The palate is medium to full body with red fruits, dark berry and cigar box. A structural wine that’s rich and creamy with well integrated oak and fine grained tannins.
"Coriole Shiraz, well I must admit, I have a great fondness for it; we grew up together, almost. Blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice, cedar and subtle earthiness. Spicy too. Medium to full bodied, fills the mouth with flavour and graphite-like tannin...Love that deep and ferrous sweep of tannin. Depth and length: delivered."- www.winefront.com.au, Gary Walsh (Australia), 07 Oct 12
Halliday rated 92 points
Rated 94 points, Winefront.com.au. Gary Walsh, 2012 (2010 vintage)
Tasting Note: A lifted nose with plum, raspberry and spice. The palate is medium to full bodied with red fruits and dark berries. The wine is rich and generous with texture and moderate to low tannin.