92 Points James Halliday
Black fruits, spice and mocha; medium-bodied; has finesse and length; fine tannins, clean finish. Drink to 2015.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2004
The 2002 Coriole Shiraz was awarded a double gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.
The 2002 vintage in McLaren Vale was exceptional despite lower yields than average due to the coolest summer on record. The early indications were extremely promising for both red and white wines, with excellent fruit flavours evident in the ferments. The strong point of the season was the development of intense colour and flavours due to the cooler ripening period higher sugar levels with good natural acidity being maintained.
Well integrated oak tannin provides a supple texture which supports the rich plum, cassis and dark chocolate. Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with rich chocolate, stewed plum, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. The overall structure is long with fine-grained tannin on the finish with generous fruit overtones.
Source: Coriole Winery