Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz 6pk 2020
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 McLaren Vale Shiraz 2020
Old-vine sourcing. Made to a traditional taste, with an admirable track record of ageability. Unabashedly full bodied. Black fruit allusions, fennel seed, menthol, smoked salumi and astringent oak tannins that feel almost green at this nascent stage. Yet as the wine opens, the seeping fruit reveals itself to the point of a plush, boysenberry pie sweetness. Far from my cup of tea, yet a very good wine for the style.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion