Sunday, 9 June 2013

Coriole Scarce Earth Galaxidia Shiraz 2011

This wine is produced from a small block down the bottom of the estate and would normally make its way into the estate Shiraz. Normally this is one of the best blocks to go into that bottling and it is great to see Coriole showcase the block for the scarce earth project. The messgae below is taken from the media release for this wine.

"Scarce Earth is a McLaren Vale initiative exploring and celebrating the geological, climatic and soil diversity of the region. All wines are produced from a single block which represents a unique flavor and personality profile. The 2011 vintage in McLaren Vale was un-seasonally cool and produced wines with a little more restraint, elegance and approachability.'

 Coriole Scarce Earth Galaxidia Shiraz 2011

This is one of the best Shiraz based wines I have tried from Coriole as it seems to combine regional full bodied flavours with elegance and structure. This might have been as a result of the cool and wet vintage as it has avioded all those unripe or flavours that I normally associate when disease pressure is high.  In this wine you get the typical licorice and earth notes but they are joined by red currants, raspberries and rhubard pie with a touch of spice on the back-end. At the moment that wines structure sits firmly under the flavours yet it is the first thing I notice and the last thing to leave. Love it and get on board the 2011 wines from the Vales as they seem to be less oaky and slightly less ripe than the previous years wines.

Alcohol: 14%
Price: $50
Rated: 92
Drink: 2016 - 2027

Galaxidia Shiraz

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