Coriole Nero d'Avola 6pk 2023
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.
TROPHY | “Best Single Red Varietal” at Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold Medal 97 points | Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Gold Medal 95 points | Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal 95 points | McLaren Vale Wine Show
Coriole Nero 2023
Sicily, Puglia, Tuscany, Abruzzo, what can’t McLaren Vale and Coriole do? Anyway, my eldest son has discovered aftershave and assorted colognes, so I spend a lot of my time these days pulling apart the scents in such things. Luckily I have some sort of training. Also, the listed smells in most of these things is way off the mark. No cinnamon? Bullshit.
Good wine, maybe a little warm in alcohol, but has the cherry and almond flavour, a little woodsy and bitter, strawberry friand, spicy with it, and quite rugged on a finish of solid length. Kind of bold, but fun with it. Some black jellybean to close.
Rating: 91 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front