Coriole Lloyd Reserve Shiraz
$8999each
$1079DOZEN
WineryCoriole
Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $89.99
$1079.00
Available in cases of 6
Excellent Langtons Classification. Hugh Lloyd founded Coriole in 1967, his eponymously labelled flagship Shiraz is harvested off a single estate vineyard which yields tiny berries of the greatest intensity. Established 1919 by by the dauntless and seminal Geoffrey Kay, it is one of Australia's grand old vineyards, the wizzened old vines were originally planted in curiously winding arcs around the slopes and undulations of the property, presenting a spectacular panorama of a marvelous old vineyard.
Coriole are fortuitously positioned in the hills north of McLaren Vale township, an area known as Seaview, where the soils are generally shallow. The rich terra rossa on the distinguished old fruit blocks which grow Shiraz for the Lloyd Reserve however, are quite deep, the roots are long, and the vines require little irrigation. The old hand pruned and hand picked parcels wind their way around the hills, making the production of this exceptional Shiraz wine rather labour intensive. Following harvest, sorting and the crush, Lloyd is vinified in traditional open fermenters where it is treated to a course of hand plunging and extended maturation of eighteen months in a selection of small French oak barriques.
TASTING NOTES
Rich taffetta red hues with robes of scarlet. The very concentrated nose displays cassis and berries, black fruit, bitter chocolate, coffee bean and cocoa, plum skins and earth. The intense palate is full and round, satisfyingly rich, dense and long offering up notes of pepper, leather and McLaren loams. A tight, structural, robust Lloyd Reserve supported by refined, even tannins and exceptional length.
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About the Coriole Winery
Siituated in the hills north of the McLaren Vale township in an area known as the Seaview sub region, the Coriole winemaking operation was aquired and re-established by the Lloyd Family during the sixties
Coriole's old house and barn were constructed in about 1860. The slate roof of the old house, and its immense slate slab floors are typical of early houses of the district. Coriole was first owned by an English company, managed by Geoffrey Kay, a distant relative of the the Kays of nearby Amery Winery. Coriole's old shiraz vines were planted in 1919, when the district was experiencing a strong surge in export growth of its burgundy style wines to England and increasing wine sales interstate. Coriole»