Coriole Montepulciano 6pk 2022
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 Montepulciano 2022
Pretty much, most of Corioles Italian offerings taste like their grape variety. That’s a good thing, albeit with an Australian twist.
Throaty wine, and also, smells more than a little like Thoaties, with that liquorice and menthol twist. A little gum leaf and mint, black cherry, chocolate cake, lots of thick grainy tannin, so much aniseed and cherry. plum jam, ferrous character and plenty of oomph and flesh, with a chewy tannic finish of good length. Bold and black savoury wine of impact and thick attitude. Hello! Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back before breakfast kind of thing.
Rating: 92 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
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