2017 Coriole "Dancing Fig" Mourvèdre-Grenache-Syrah McLaren Vale

SKU #1432682 94 points James Halliday

 A blend of mourvedre, grenache and shiraz, the percentages unspecified, matured in used oak for 10 months. There are some lovely flavours outside the MGS blends, here black flavours dance with a sultry/savoury abandon, leaving a vaguely lemony taste on the side of the tongue.  (1/2019)

90 points James Suckling

 Coriole do medium-bodied reds very well. The licorice and red plums are beautifully cast against smooth, lively structure. A blend of grenache, shiraz and mourvedre. Drink now. Screw cap.  (8/2018)


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By: Thomas Smith | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/16/2019 | Send Email
When we first got our hands on the the Coriole wines to sample, the Dancing fig was the star of the show. This blend is big and round, the grenache adding brilliant strawberry flavor while, the mourvedre brings savory, meaty notes and the syrah lending just a touch of structure. Without even a hint of residual sweetness this is a fantastic food pairing wine with great acid and forward fruit that is no-brainer at $15.

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great wine regions are in the southeastern area of the continent, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia; Yarra Yarra Valley and Pyrenees in Victoria; and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from the land Down Under, where Riesling also enjoys international acclaim. While many equate Aussie wines with “value,” there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

McLaren Vale