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2015 Coriole Redstone Shiraz

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Redstone is Coriole's cheaper Shiraz but there is no great loss of quality here with this wine showing how great McLaren Vale Shiraz can be. Big, bold and gutsy, it demands attention. Delicious.

Winemaker's Notes

The Redstone range is produced from Coriole's own estate vineyards and other selected sites in the McLaren Vale Region. The name comes from the distinctively coloured ironstone so common in the vineyards and buildings at Coriole.

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2015 Coriole Redstone Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Deep and dark-fruited, this moderately firm, soft and savoury shiraz is reminiscent of the old Australian 'Burgundy' style. Lifted by a whiff of blue flowers, its spicy, earthy and leathery bouquet of cassis, blackberries and dark plums reveals leathery nuances and a hint of choc mint. It's impactful impression of dark berries and plums and lightly toasty oak is framed by fine-grained tannins, finishing with savoury, mineral and dark olive-like nuances. Tremendous value!
2022-2030
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Good honest reliable value year in and out. Well-made red fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
2014
Rob Geddes MW
86
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Good honest reliable value year in and out. Well-made red fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Made from part-estate, part-purchased grapes; less richly concentrated but more lively than its sibling; the flavours are more to red fruits and spice. Ready sooner.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Typically fine-grained and elegant, whose marginally varnishy, earthy but violet-like bouquet of cassis, dark plums and blackberries, briar and cedar reveals a hint of eucalypt and raisin. It's supple and fine-grained, with a pleasing length of spicy, slightly meaty fruit supported by dusty tannins before finishing with lingering fruit and fresh acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
89
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Good honest reliable value year in and out. Well-made red fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
Rob Geddes MW
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Well-made sound red, fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A delightful regional wine with the typical Coriole balance and charm. It opens to reveal layers of cassis and dark plums backed by meaty, mineral notes, hints of baked earth, cloves, cinnamon and licorice, with intriguing mineral notes and restrained oak beneath the fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's smooth and polished, sumptuously fruited, elegant and fine-gained with typically regional sour-edged flavours of dark plums and berries and cedary/chocolate oak underpinned by firm but pliant fine tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Well-made sound red, fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
85
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A robust red; strong black fruits and tannins are locked in an Indian arm wresde, which may never conclude as the strength of each is equal
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
Too scratchy and grainy for its own good, but you can't complain about the amount of flavour that it offers. Indeed, it feels like it has more alcohol than it states: it's warm and scratchy, and interrupts the flavours of licorice and tar. It's admirably dry, though, and appropriately (modestly) influenced by oak.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
86
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; good texture and structure to the predominantly black fruits and dark chocolate palate; the tannins are positive, but not threatening.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Honest, flavoursome and dark-fruited, this fresh, vibrant shiraz presents sweet raspberry redcurrant, cassis and blackberry flavours backed by sweet vanilla oak and undertones of white pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Its approachable, dark-fruited, confiture-like palate is framed by firmish, bony tannin, delivering plenty of richness and depth before finishing quite long and fresh.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Well-made sound red, fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A quiet bouquet then latent regional dark chocolate surges to the surface after an initial blackberry and plum impact. Good tannin control and minimal oak flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Scented with white pepper, cloves and cinnamon, this vibrant, slightly jammy and juicy young shiraz delivers intense and slightly sour-edged flavours of dark plums, berries and dark chocolate, finishing with lingering notes of blackberry confiture. Medium to full-bodied, it's smooth and savoury, with lingering meaty qualities and a firmish, slightly grippy finish. It contains 10% cabernet.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
90
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Well-made sound red, fresher flavours and a higher pitch of acidity to the general regional style and firm drying tannins.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Strong red-purple; the bouquet offers ripe, sweet dark berry/cassis fruit and a waft of oak; the palate has good fruit flavour, although the structure is less convincing, fractionally hollow and short.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Bright red-purple; sweet, rich and appealing red berry fruit with a twitch of oak on the bouquet, then abundant black cherry, plum and chocolate flavours, with a savoury tweak on the finish; very good wine at the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
91

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