YEAR: 2018 VARIETAL: Shiraz APPELLATION: Mclaren Vale REGION: South Australia COUNTRY: Australia STYLE: Dry
Duane Coates turns out remarkable value for money. By staying small and utilising all his local and international experience, he can produce unfined and unfiltered wines with minimal sulphur and high quality. And yet they’re not ridiculously expensive (I’m looking at you Rockford!).
This is labelled Syrah as a statement of intent. Not for him the massive, rich, chocolatey tannins of some other properties in the Vale. This is much more elegant, a shade lighter, yet long and complex., with lovely spicy notes from the interplay of barrel and fruit. Superb!
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