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Coriole Vita Reserve Sangiovese

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Coriole Vita Reserve Sangiovese

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
A fine, balanced and elegant cooler season wine of charm and genuine structure. It's floral and almost resiny, with a musky perfume of violets, dark cherries and underbrush with spicy, leathery undertones. Medium to full-bodied, its faintly sour-edged blackberry, dark cherry and cassis flavours are backed by a fine, drying astringency, finishing with genuine focus and just a hint of nervy acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
90
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
A great introduction to the variety. Aromas are bright and fresh with exotic savoury spice and mineral behind the bright red cherry. The drink now tannins are soft and the preserved red cherry flavours are medium bodied and medium length with a pleasing dryness.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This is one of the benchmark Australian takes on the Italian sangiovese grape, showing plenty of bright red-cherry and wild raspberry fruit on the nose; a little fennel seed too. The palate's light, bright and juicy, delivering tangy red-fruit flavour in crunchy form.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Genuinely varietal and likely to build in the bottle, this frisky young sangiovese has a spicy scent of red flowers, red cherries and dried herbs backed by dusty fennel-like aromas. Moderately firm and fine-grained, with a deep core of spicy cherry/plum fruit supported by fine, chalky tannins, it extends towards a vibrant, lively and savoury finish of bright acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
92
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
The best local effort with this variety understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the medium bodied red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
Rob Geddes MW
90
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Slight baked and early to mature, with a spicy scent of raisins, currants, cloves and nutmeg lifted by a floral, rose garden perfume. Fractionally dilute, its forward and raisined, firm and sinewy palate lacks its customary structure and length, but should flesh out over the short to medium term.
The Australian Wine Annual
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
The best local effort with this variety understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the medium bodied red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
90
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
One of the best local efforts with this variety, understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
A perennial favourite and good value to boot. We have feeling that Coriole is getting its sangiovese mojo back. Rich and earthy with deep cherry and liquorice flavours - a masculine sort of wine, ruggedly tannic but not without a degree of Italianate charm and charisma. Has intensity and length. Distinctly furry tannins on exit but that's a good thing with food. Good vintage for Coriole. An Aussie sangiovese to look out for.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
92
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
One of the best local efforts with this variety, understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This is the twenty-first release of Coriole Sangiovese, which makes it a true Aussie pioneer of this wonderful Italian grape. It's a more robust sangiovese than we're used to, but none the worse for it. It's rich and dark with cocoa, licorice, dark cherry, earth, flowering herbs and a slight menthol character. That's a lot of different flavours! It's medium- to full-bodied, with good weight and 'toothsome' chalky tannins. Balanced and long through the finish. Tasty plus.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
93
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
Time flies. This, believe it or not, is the twentieth release of Coriole sangiovese. Hard to call it an 'alternative variety' when it's been around for two decades! 2006 RELEASE Tough guy sangiovese. Take a sip and it coats your mouth in dry, punchy tannin, the force of it greater than the sum of your expectations. Along with all that chewy dryness comes a swagger of sour, nutty, cherry-like flavour, the odd hint of game both evident and enjoyable. Sangiovese always likes to be drunk with food; this release demands it. DRINK 2009-2014.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
One of the best local efforts with this variety, understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
One of the best local efforts with this variety, understated wine with tight structure that should be decanted to show the red cherry and savoury nori seaweed-like fruit of the variety good depth and a burr of firm tannin to finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88

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