2022 Coriole Montepulciano
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2022 Coriole Montepulciano

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2024-2029)
ABV: 14.2%
Closure: Stelvin

Impenetrable inky black heart with a deep dark purple black tinged hue. Fragrant ripe red cherry and red plum aromas intermingle with hints of liquorice, inky earth and fresh herb notes. Generous dark plum and liquorice fruits are both fleshy and inky in their feel with infusions of Mediterranean herbs, earth and spice lying underneath. Dry slightly chewy tannins combine with youthful acidity. Inky yet savoury mid length conclusion.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14.2%

Other Reviews….
From two sites, this is matured mainly in older oak, with 20% 2 to 3 years old. Montepulciano can easily be rendered in an inky and saturated way. Not so here, with savouriness taking the wheel, though there’s generosity, too. Plum, cherry, both black and maraschino, blackberry and olive sit with dried herbs, tobacco, bay laurel and spice notes, including clove and mace. One of the charms of the Italian reds at this address is the pitch and tension of structure. There are no pooling sweet spots, but the fruit is there, enmeshed. This is very good.
93 Points
Marcus Ellis – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion