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Coriole Vineyards

2018 Willunga 1920 Shiraz

2018 Willunga 1920 Shiraz
2018 Willunga 1920 Shiraz

This two acre vineyard was planted in 1920 in the foothills of Willunga. The soils are deep, gravelly loams and this block always show great old vine complexity with a suppleness of Willunga soils. A very different wine to those produced from the Coriole estate. The nose shows blueberry and sage with hints of charcuterie. The palate is very soft and rich, beautifully framed by very fine tannin and finished by a floral rose lift.

"Deep and dark purple colour in the glass. Cherry Ripe aromatics of dark chocolate and ripe berry fruit. Oak is toasty. Graphite and licorice add earthy charm. Gently round when sipped, an initial burst of mulberry fruit channels quickly into lovely, lifted red cherry acidity. Modern and lively. Loads of length. Kudos. 96 points" 
Nick Butler, The Real Review

"An old site established in 1920 services the name. This is a smooth ride. Dense. Mocha, black olive, mulberry, blueberry and spice, with a spool of pepper-doused acidity towing the rear long and effortless. The cedary oak glosses the fabric, rather than ripping it apart. Exceptional warm climate shiraz. 95 points"
Ned Goodwin, James Halliday's Wine Companion

"Deep, dark and perfumed. Dark chocolate, damp earth, lavender and spice, ripe blackberry and raspberry,  black olive rolled in dried herbs. It’s full-bodied, rippling with earthy and ferrous tannin, saline and fragrant, has grip and depth of flavour, and rolls out very long, with a distinct toasted hazelnut flavour as it goes. Powerful and distinctive. 95 points"
Gary Walsh, The Winefront 

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SKU: 2018Willunga1920
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A very different wine to those produced from the Coriole estate. The nose shows blueberry and sage with hints of charcuterie. The palate is very soft and rich, beautifully framed by very fine tannin and finished by a floral rose lift.
Winemaker Notes
This beautiful old vineyard, although low yielding always creates real excitement when the fruit comes in. We love the diversity and styles McLaren vineyards can create and this vineyard is one of our most prized possessions.
Food Pairing Notes
A great accompaniment to slow roasted lamb shoulder, Sichuan spiced kangaroo tail.
Other Notes
This 2-acre vineyard was planted in 1920 in the foothills of Willunga. The soils are deep, gravelly loams and this block always show great old vine complexity with a suppleness of Willunga soils.
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