3 x 2019 Rubato Reserve Fiano (RRP $50)
3 x 2018 Estate Shiraz (RRP $32)
3 x 2018 Riesling Block Shiraz (RRP $60)
3 x 2016 Mary Kathleen Cabernet Merlot (RRP $65)
The fruit for our 2019 Rubato Reserve Fiano is from our original fiano vineyard, which was the first to be planted in Australia, in 2001. With age, the vineyard has really proven itself to be one of our premium blocks. We work to extract a little more texture and the wine is fully fermented in seasoned oak barrels. Rich, medium bodied with layers of flavour and texture. Honey, ginger and hazelnut burst from the palate, and the finish is balanced, long and persistent.
"It’s super. Love it. 94 points" - The Wine Front
Our new vintage of Estate Shiraz from the stellar 2018 vintage. A slightly richer and denser wine than the 2017, whilst still retaining the hallmark Coriole elegance.
"Blackberry and blueberry, dark chocolate and hazelnuts, some spice and tar. It’s full-bodied, dense and flavoursome, packed silty tannin, a savoury ferrous kind of thing happening, even acidity, and a bright almost brambly finish. It’s a good release. Age-worthiness is assured. 93+ points" - The Wine Front
Our Riesling Block vineyard was first planted in 1919 to a mixture of varieties. In the late 1970s it was planted to riesling before eventually been grafted across to shiraz is the late 1980s. (Our 1985 Rhine Riesling is still drinking beautifully!). It’s a tough site, with very shallow rocky soil on ironstone and limestone. It faces north west and has the full exposure of the western sun. The resulting wine is always rich and powerful and in 2018 it was one of our top performing blocks albeit with minuscule yields. Full, intense and richly flavoured shiraz.
“Mulberries and plums meld with red liquorice and spicy oak, complex and primary. A wine of tremendous vitality, raspberry and plum fruits glide across the palate, a tease of mocha, high-toned acidity adds freshness. Modern in its elegance while celebrating the region. Very good indeed. 94 points" - Huon Hooke.
2016 was a superb vintage in McLaren Vale and the resulting wines have proven to be outstanding. Mary Kathleen Cabernet Merlot is a wine of richness and depth. Long and full flavoured, this Cabernet will cellar well for up to 20 years.
“Conceived as elegant and concentrated compared to normal opulence of McLaren Vale, I'll split the difference and agree that the hallmark of the wine is concentration, indeed extreme concentration. 95 points” - James Halliday