"Here’s something new. From Duncan and Peter Lloyd, sons of Mark Lloyd of Coriole, comes an indie project. The source is Coriole’s Blewitt Springs vineyard, not but the wine label is entirely separate. Nice to hear Duncan is back in the Coriole bosom after several years experience outside of the family winemaking fold. This is a wine that says ‘run, don’t walk’ to me. It’s a killer release. It’s also a blend of nero d’avola, mourvedre, carignan and shiraz. Spice of Arrakis! The sophist in me wants to say ‘red blends like this from McLaren Vale are far more interesting and far better as a motif from the region than bog standard shiraz’, but I won’t… meanwhile, are you serious, this is $25?!
This has tannin, tension, fragrance and beautiful layers of fruit flavour. It’s a wine that will please those seeking a throaty, hearty red while also giving the Italianate-leaning amongst us a good dose of savouriness, spice, herbal detail and chewy, al dente ribbons of tannin. It’s more red than black fruit spectrum, shows some silkiness despite the chomp of tannin, sits at medium weight. It’s a wine of style, complexity and deliciousness. Wonderful."