Coriole Redstone.

Shiraz
McLaren Vale
by Mark Lloyd
Redstone Shiraz - Coriole

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A full-bodied Shiraz that’s brimful of character. Distinct herbal aromas are joined by lighter floral notes before giving way to the luxurious cooked blackcurrant and wild strawberry palate. Firm, chocolatey tannins soften through the savoury, spicy finish.


 

Shiraz
McLaren Vale
by Mark Lloyd

RRP: €22.95

Price: €18.60

A full-bodied Shiraz that’s brimful of character. Distinct herbal aromas are joined by lighter floral notes before giving way to the luxurious cooked blackcurrant and wild strawberry palate. Firm, chocolatey tannins soften through the savoury, spicy finish.


 

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country:
Australia
region:
Mclaren Vale
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Shiraz
abv:
14.5
style:
Red
code:
11085
enjoy with:
Pepper Steak, Braised Lamb Shank, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Redstone Shiraz - Coriole
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
Australia
region:
Mclaren Vale
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Shiraz
abv:
14.5
style:
Red
code:
11085
enjoy with:
Pepper Steak, Braised Lamb Shank, Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Wine Makers

Coriole Redstone. by Mark Lloyd

A beautiful coastal drive from Adelaide to McLaren vale will lead you to the postcard-perfect Coriole estate. The wonderful welcome we received from Mark at his boutique cellar door made us fall in love with this organic family winery immediately. The region's deep red soils produce richly coloured and textured red wines.

 

Behind the scenes at McLaren Vale’s picturesque Coriole Vineyard it’s definitely a family affair - with winemaker Mark Lloyd currently at the helm of this successful and increasingly diverse operation. While Coriole has a rich history dating back to around 1860, when the property’s old house and barn was first constructed, the Lloyd family didn’t acquire the land until 1968. They released the first vintage under the Coriole label two years later.

 

Some of the Shiraz vines in use today date back to 1919. The maxim which determines the Coriole approach to winemaking is that 'good wine is made in the vineyard'. The region's deep red soils produce richly coloured and textured red wines. While some wines are aged in new oak, the Redstone and Sangiovese are aged in older oak, giving a wide range of styles. Organic practices have been adopted at Coriole , and they plan to expand the organic production over the next few years.

 

Creativity runs in the Lloyd family, and Mark's sister is a highly regarded cheesemaker. if you're lucky enough to visit sometime, you can enjoy the family's produce in the restaurant at the vineyard, for which they grow all the vegetables on the property. Try to make it in time for the music festival held every May in the accoustically superb barrel room.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"A glorious McLaren Vale Shiraz with a great deal of Australian sunshine in the taste but with proper structure too. This is a poised red, not a wallowing monster and the oak is subtle, restrained and a seasoning rather than a theme." Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

"Stuffed with voluptuous dark fruit flavours overlaid with mocha, this smooth textured and succulent Australian has...lovely soft tannins and a long, moreish finish." Irish Times Magazine

"Showed the intensely perfumed nose, lovely greengage and mulberry fruit that I've come to recognise with McLaren Vale" Ernie Whalley, The Sunday Times

"Packed with flavours such as pepper, blackberry and mocha, with a sumptuous silky and persisent palate." Martin Moran, The Sunday Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
The Sunday Times , 14/05/2014
By Ernie Whalley
The Melbourne Age , 14/05/2014
By The Melbourne Age
The Sunday Times , 14/05/2014
By Martin Moran (MW)
Something Special Here , 03/02/2014
By Philip C
This is a truly wonderful Shiraz. I was expecting with a lot more tannins but instead was rewarded with a rich and smooth wine with a sparkle of pepper on the tongue. Every mouthful demands another taste. Every empty bottle now demands another to be opened.
Unexpectedly pleasant , 06/09/2013
By Damian F
Was unsure what to expect with this but was pleasantly surprised by the rich texture of the wine. It is an excellent companion to any meat dish and is a welcome alternative to the mass produced and rather predictable offerings from this part of Australia.
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