Coates The Nebbiolo 2018 (Adelaide Hills, South Australia) "...cherry, blackcurrant, spice..."
"Across a four-month tsunami of tasting, not once did I come across a range of wines as unequivocally delicious as that from Duane Coates. I am speaking of each cuvée, meticulously crafted by a modest man with ample foreign experience up his sleeve, along with the academic moxie demanded by his Master of Wine studies and his recent inauguration to the Institute. From Nebbiolo and Chardonnay, to the most exciting sparkling wine yet tasted from these shores, these are wines that push boundaries as much as they sit in the mouth with an uncanny effortlessness ... before the bottle is gone" - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Winemaker of the Year Judge
"Mid garnet in colour with a hint of tangerine to the hue. The nose provides ripe Morello cherry and subtle strawberry fruits accompanied by savoury notes and a dash of pot pourri. A medium-bodied palate offers delicate forest fruits intermingled with subtle spice accents and a hint of oak. Long and persistent on the finish with firm but velvety tannins, best from 2020 to 2035." - Winery notes