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2013 Coates The Iberian

Region:Langhorne Creek , SA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Coates

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Eight varieties in perfect harmony. Blending up this little number is the most fun Duane Coates has all year.


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About The Wine

The Coates Iberian is just your plain old, run of the mill, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Monastrell, Syrah, Malbec, Carignan, Cinsaut and Garnacha blend. You know, a classic TNTMSMCCG.

This wine is balanced on a knife edge. Something that winemaker and owner Duane Coates has been working at for many a year.

The idea was to make a medium bodied, aromatic and red-fruit-lead blend without falling into the GSM/GMS/SGM paradigm. So with a little out of the box thinking, Coates has embraced the blending varieties of the Iberian coastline (Spain and Portugal) as well as those of the South of Rhone to bring this beautiful wine to realisation.

He says in making this wine he came, “Armed with access to a few obscure (by Australian standards) varieties and an intangible feeling for the aroma, flavour and texture profile that was desired, and so a new project was born.”

Well, whatever the original intention was, the 2013 is possibly the best version to date.

A wine with a clear vision and impeccable execution, the Iberian is a must try for those exploring the brave new world of alternative varities.

What It Tastes Like

“Deep garnet red in colour. Perfumed aromas of bergamot, raspberry and fragrant spice is supported by subtle savoury cedar nuances. A softly textured palate dovetails into black cherry flavours intermingled with fruit pastille, Turkish Delight and game nuances. A long length of finish is supported by layers of fine tannins and a refreshing acid backbone.” - Duane Coates

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