Coriole Nero d'Avola 6pk 2019
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.
Silver Medal | McLaren Vale Wine Show 2019
Purple smelling and tasting, if you know what I mean. Has a sort of iron/ozone character over dark cherry and boysenberry, some black jelly bean and flowers, dusty sweet spice too. Excellent volume of fruit flavour, juicy and all sweet dark cherry, plenty of suede-like tannin, balanced acidity, and a perfumed finish of very good length, a bit of ferrous tannin carting it along. Delightful. Pretty and robust at once.
Rating: 93 Points
Source:Gary Walsh – The Winefront
Coriole Nero d'Avola 2019
Fermented as whole berries in small wax-lined vats, the carbonic influence of exuberant violet, cranberry, sassy cherry notes, ume and a thread of delicate, grippy tannins does the job. A ‘thrills with a chill' sort of proposition.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion 2021