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2014 Coriole Estate Shiraz

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You can always bank on Coriole to deliver the goods - wines that over-deliver on every level. Another beautiful Shiraz from the Vale, with body, masses of fruit intensity and a colour as dark as the ace of spades. A most impressive drink.

Winemaker's Notes

Shiraz is the traditional grape of McLaren Vale and is Coriole's flagship variety. The first Coriole Shiraz was bottled in 1970. Coriole Shiraz is 100% Estate grown with the majority of vines approximately 40 years old.

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2014 Coriole Estate Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Typically polished and finely crafted, with a spicy, peppery fragrance of violets, cassis, blackberries and dark plums lifted by a whiff of blueberries, clove and nutmeg. It's long, supple and genuinely elegant, with a moderately rich presence of deep cassis/dark plum flavour and cedary oak tightly wound around fine, dusty tannins. It finishes long and earthy, with lingering suggestions of graphite and minerals.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Complex, dark and spicy, with a pungent, meaty and floral bouquet of briary small berries and plums knit with chocolatey oak and lifted by a wild floral aspect. It's vivacious, ripe and bloody, with intense, sumptuous dark fruit tightly knit with creamy vanilla/gamey oak and a fine, chalky undercarriage, finishing long, fresh and slightly grippy.
The Australian Wine Annual
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good purple-red hue; the grapes are hand-plunged in open fermenters, then matured in French oak; the wine is positively plush and richly textured, with black fruits, bitter chocolate and licorice supported by French oak and ripe tannins. A long life ahead.
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Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Utterly classic McLaren Vale style, with a velvety mouthfeel to the layers of black fruits, chocolate and fruitcake, French oak and ripe tannins framing the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Elegant, smooth and approachable, with intense blackberry, blueberry, dark plum and dark chocolate flavours backed by nuances of game meats, cloves and cinnamon. It's long, smooth and polished, delivering a fresh, pristine expression of juicy, slightly minty fruit and sweet cedar/vanilla oak over a fine-grained chalky backbone. Evenly ripened and finely balanced.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Excellent colour; a luscious and rich palate, yet not jammy or alcoholic, the plush black fruits offset by balanced tannins and integrated oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Aromatic blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate aromas, then persistent but balanced and ripe tannins on the palate; subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Strong, deep red-purple; rich, dark plum, blackberry, bitter chocolate and spice; oak well-handled; brighter than most on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Delightfully flavoursome and uncomplicated shiraz with a sweet perfume of fragrant cassis, raspberries and sweet plums, vanilla/chocolate oak and dusty pepper/clove aromas. Alluring and elegant, its supple but exceptionally expressive palate of vibrant small black and red berries, plums and licorice is framed by firm, but velvet-smooth tannins, before a tangy savoury finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; ripe, sweet red and black cherry fruit and an appropriate flick of oak on the bouquet is followed by a palate with lots of sweet fruit and dark chocolate in classic regional style; the tannins and oak have been well managed in an exceptionally good outcome for the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Vivid purple-red, the bouquet emanates black cherry fruit with oak in the background. The palate is a replay, with an exceptional concentration of black cherry fruit, particularly given the somewhat indifferent vintage, and avoids the high alcohol trap.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002

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