A very aromatic vintage of Lloyd Shiraz showing mulberry, plum, sweet spice and soy. A plush and full entry that continues with dense and unfurling layers of tannin. The tannins whilst plentiful are fine and long giving great persistence and presence. The palate is full bodied but elegant with some dark floral notes, berries and a subtle ferrous note.
Shiraz is a great tradition in McLaren Vale, dating back to the 1850s. Lloyd Reserve Shiraz is produced from a single vineyard at Coriole that was planted in 1919 - with the first wine released in 1989. The soil and roots are extremely deep and generally no irrigation is required. The wine is matured in French oak for approximately 18 months and then receives 18+ months in bottle before release.
Only 330 dozen made
Coriole Vineyard, McLaren Vale, South Australia