Inviting medium lemon colour. Nutty, apple, honey, almond with a slight saline nose. Medium bodied fleshy palate with soft ripe pear, but does have a hint of malic acid as well. This is followed by persistent honey, buttery and creamy flavours resulting in a complex palate. A warm agreeable finish. This wine shows that Fiano can take barrel fermentation and is better for it. To get the best out of this wine, aerate it and do not overchill. This is my style of Fiano.
Coriole Rubato Reserve Fiano 2020, McLaren Vale, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.