Mary Kathleen Cabernet Merlot
Produced since 1992
Mary Kathleen is named after family matriarch, Mary Kathleen Lloyd, one of the founders of Coriole. It is usually produced from three small, select vineyards on Coriole's estate. The wine was first produced in 1992.
2013. 95 Points.This smells good. Oak is in the background and adds a little nutmeg and spice over the core of black and purple fruit. There’s something of a violet perfume too, and a suggestion of black tea and clean earthiness. Full bodied, thick with ferrous tannin, sweet tobacco and deep black fruits, well settled acidity and a long ruggedly tannic finish. Such pleasure here, even as a young wine. They’ve built this to last, and they’ve built it well. Superb Cabernet of resonance and impact. - Winefront
2012. 94 Points. Excellence has becomes this wine's middle name. This is softer and more user-friendly than some versions but its intent is equally as serious. It tastes of dark, bitter chocolate and blackberry, saltbush and assorted dry herbs. Tannin is neatly tucked into the fruit but that's not to suggest there isn't a firm hand on the tiller; everything about this wine feels controlled and sure. James Halliday Wine Companion - James Halliday Wine Companion
2011. 95 Points. Bright crimson-purple; bottle 8810, meaningless unless the total number bottled is shown. However, another triumph for the McLaren Vale, with all the flavour, structure and texture one could wish for; blackcurrant, redcurrant and a hint of earth aromas and flavours are sustained by ripe tannins. - James Halliday Wine Companion