Established by the Lloyd family in 1967, Coriole is family owned and operated and has established a reputation for being a dynamic and innovative producer. Sangiovese was pioneered in Australia by Coriole with the first plantings in 1985. Other Italian varieties such as Fiano have Coriole at the forefront of alternative varieties. Chenin Blanc & Shiraz have a long and successful history at Coriole, with the flagship, Lloyd Reserve Shiraz included in Langton's Classified Wines of Australia.
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.
2016 Review: Most of the estate shiraz vines are now 50yo; some 100yo vines were also employed. This is a silken release, fresh as 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. Drink to: 2032; Price: $32.00; Date Tasted: June 2017; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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