I really like what is going on with Barbera in McLaren Vale. They seem to be producing medium bodied wines of appeal that have a touch of tannin and are immediately accessible. This is one of the better ones along with the one from Alpha Box and Dice.
Coriole Barbera 2012
This wine should only come in 1.5 L as it is so drinkable and velvety. This is the main stay of the wine with the flavours of smoked herbs, Dark plums, Asian spice on a medium bodied palate and bouncy acidity to end. The acidity makes the flavour jump out at you which I really like. I would recommend opening this over the next 5 years as I think it won’t get much better.
Rated: 90Drink: Now – 2018