Coriole 2010 Sangiovese
Australia’s love affair with this sometimes suave, sometimes swarthy Italian grape is really only in the loved up stage. Sangiovese from the McLaren Vale tends to be of the more swarthy style taking on some aspects of Sicilian life rather than from Tuscany (or perhaps showing more in line with the Medici’s).
Powerfully built with concentration & structure without tipping the scale to be full bodied or overwhelming. The dense raspberry, cherry, liquorice & spice characters have been lifted with hints of violet. The length is long & fine, shaping the mouth and leaving a lasting impression of sweet fruit. An irresistible food wine but would be a good cellaring prospect to boot.
Date: October 2011 Price: $ 20+ Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 5+ years