Monday, July 27, 2009


 - McLaren Vale, SA
 - $11-$19
 - Screwcap
 - 13.0%alc

Chenin blanc is Coriole's principle white variety. A brave choice, but one which Coriole has executed to great effect for many years now. Their standard release would have to be among Australia's best and most reliable quaffing wines.

Rather pungent and fruit forward for this wine, the 2009 unfolds to ripe aromas of passionfruit, banana and gooseberry, in an unashamedly consumer friendly style. Typically simple and appealing, its soft, generous flavours of tropical fruit salad persist throughout a juicy palate with surprisingly good length of fruit. Although uncomplicated and structurally insignificant, the finish is clean and inviting, with no sign of awkward acidity providing the necessary temptation to continue drinking.

üA totally pleasant, inoffensive and fruit forward quaffing wine of high quality. I'll definitely be pitching this to my sauvignon blanc drinking friends. Drink to 2011. 
90 points

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