Coriole Sparta Shiraz 12pk 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.
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Coriole Sparta Shiraz 2016
It barely sees any new oak but it still feels polished and perfect, its flavours of blackberry, peppercorn and plum sweeping irresistibly through the palate. Tannin is deceptive; it’s assertive but buried in the dark lusciousness of the fruit. This is a prime candidate to be bought in volume.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Wine Companion 2019