Coates The Shiraz Cuvée sparkling is undoubtedly an icon of the genre, and a benchmark to which all other expressions must be measured. Our best-selling Sparkling Shiraz, it is a magical addition to any celebratory wine list.
A seductive crimson red with fine mousse, notes of bright red fruit marry with pudding spice and pepper to make for a delightfully complex drinking experience. Aged in 20% new French oak for depth and warmth, the finish is long and persistent.
"60% McLaren Vale and 40% Adelaide Hills, wild-fermented pre 18 months maturation in French oak (20% new). A splash of shiraz and touriga added to the dosage wine imparted some sweetness, but not to discredit the palate of a wine that lives up to its price. Red fruit, toast, spice and fine tannins all help the cause. 165 dozen made."
95 points, Wine Companion (December 20180