Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 6pk 2018
Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz - Langton's 'Excellent' Classification (VII 2018)
The Lloyd family founded Coriole in 1967, and are considered pioneers in the McLaren Vale region, and visionaries in the planting of Italian and French varieties. Long before it was fashionable, Mark Lloyd developed vineyards of Sangiovese, Picpoul, Chenin Blanc, Nero d’Avola, and others, plus of course, Shiraz. They are considered one of the leading lights of the region.
Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 2018
100+yo vines on original rootstock. A concentrated wine with an impressive thrust of vinosity. A firm chassis of alloyed tannin and salty acidity corral blue/black-fruit aspersions, smoked-meat barrel-ferment aromas and iodine into a sheath of power and tension. The oak, nestled into the fray. This will live long.
Rating: 96 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion 2022