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2020 Coates The Syrah

McLaren Vale, SA

Premium McLaren Vale Shiraz at such a good price. Silky and complex, it's a gorgeously gentle savoury red with cellaring potential.

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$29.00

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Lushness and freshness, super syrah here with character lavished onto a drinker. Serious stuff.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Shiraz out of the McLaren Vale labelled as Syrah, which is a good indication that this is not an oaky, sweet-fruited expression.

This is more French in outlook, dry, peppery and savoury with a beautifully flowing palate and a linear, pleasing finish. The idea here is an expensive imported wine that is a definite extended cellaring possibility.

The real McLaren Vale miracle here is that it's solid value! Great buying and great drinking.

About Coates

Duane Coates has a long held passion for Australian and overseas wines.

He expanded his winemaking training with vintages in Burgundy with Chateau Demessey, the Rhone Valley with Domaine Francois Villard and the Douro Valley with the Fladgate Partnership (Taylor’s).

Exposure to European wines and winemaking has given Duane a broad perspective on techniques and wines styles. He was recently named one of Australia's newest Masters of Wine.

Winemaker Duane Coates MW
Winemaker Duane Coates MW
McLaren Vale, SA
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From The Producer

Deep crimson red in colour. Vibrant aromas of mulberry and plum accompanied by espresso, roasted spice and subtle charcuterie notes. Plush and softly textured on the palate with black fruits interwoven with black earth, liquorice and game nuances. The long finish is supported by layers of soft velvety tannin.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Coates vineyards
Coates vineyards
McLaren Vale, SA
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The Wine Front

"Oof. Strong game meat and white pepper scents, very aromatic, dark cherry, salted plums, black olive, liquorice. Whiffs of the best. Medium bodied. Silky texture, supple too, dark fruited, rippling with dark cherry and that plumminess but with so much spice in there too, oh, and black olive, briny minerality and graphite stuff. Wow. It’s unreal. Has an authority to the wine. Warming but balanced. Lushness and freshness, super syrah here with character lavished onto a drinker. Serious stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Oaky, peppery, delicious

This has classic Vale fruit as you would expect, but the unfiltered way this was made brings some old world funk and style. A really interesting wine deserving of your attention.

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