Coriole Mary Kathleen Reserve Cabernet Merlot 6pk 2016
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 Mary Kathleen Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2016
A 95/5% blend, the cabernet planted in ‘66, the components separately openfermented and blended after mlf, in all 20 months before bottling, then 2 years in bottle before release. Conceived as elegant and concentrated compared to normal opulence of McLaren Vale, I’ll split the difference and agree that the hallmark of the wine is concentration, indeed extreme concentration.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2020