Coates The Syrah 2011 LAST OF THIS VINTAGE!
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Duane Coates is one of the quiet achievers of the Australian Wine Scene (Masters in Oenology and an MBA from Adelaide University & soon to become a Master of Wine). His winemaking philosophy is simple the highest quality fruit from sustainable vineyards (some organic). harvest when properly ripe and a natural winemaking approach (minimal intervention wild yeasts. unfined. no additions of tannin. enzyme and acid). Huon Hooke said Every wine I ™ve tasted of McLaren Vale ™s Duane Coates has been excellent Highly impressive wines “ a style that bridges the gap between fruit driven Australian style and savoury complex wines of old world Europe.
Lisa Perrotti Brown. from leading international website erobertparker.com said “..a breath of fresh air in this area where a lot of producers seem to be following the herd down that incredibly ripe and sometimes over ripe path that has caused not a few producers to come unstuck in heat wave and drought conditions. These are superbly crafted. well priced wines that are wholeheartedly recommended ™.
Rigorous fruit selection translated to predominantly McLaren Vale (spared from the wet conditions in 2011) fruit in the blend & a touch of Langhorne Creek blend matured for 20 mths in fine French French oak This new release has the goods and continues with oodles of purity. depth and sophistication. It is delicious and perhaps a touch more reminiscent of the northern Rhone than the 2010 but as usual over delivers in spades yes could be double the price but we won ‘t tell Duane !
94 Points James Halliday ‘s Australian Wine Companion 2013 for their 2010 … “Dense purple crimson. clear and bright on the rim. although neither fined or filtered. certainly comes from the big end of town. full bodied and effusive. yet not clumsy. black fruits of every description. licorice. bitter chocolate and a nice dab of oak from 20 months in barrel all work very well. tannins providing the bow to tie the parcel. ”
Leading UK wine writer Matthew Jukes was also impressed with 2010 … “Blending fruit from two of the most important regions in the country to make a wine entitled “The Syrah ” means that a statement is most certainly being made with this wine. That the nose and palate match up to the enigmatic label and famous origins speaks volumes for the skill involved here. Not surprisingly one of the richest wines in our line up. this South Australian classic manages to keep its feet on the ground on account of its ultra fine tannins and compact mid palate. A decanter is an essential piece of paraphernailia when drinking this wine. ”