|Coriole Sangiovese – genuine|
Coriole Sangiovese 2010 (McLaren Vale, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $23
Australian Sangiovese. The perpetual underperformer. Not this Coriole though which continues to look more (welcomingly) varietal every year.
That varietal character comes through largely as a hint of cabanossi on the nose combined with a splash of volatility and fresh, if earthen, lightly roasted red cherry fruit. It’s a raw nose too, a slightly brooding and bulky one that pushes the ripeness envelope. Eager quality though. That raw and foursquare style carries through the palate too, the red lolly sweet bits matching the furry, cat-tongue tannins and notable acidity. It’s a less polish, more tannins/length wine that definitely has it’s place (though needs pizza methinks) and will only get better (genuinely better, not just softer). Good, genuine stuff. 17.5/91+