Coates 'The Shiraz Cabernet' 2017


Duane Coates is, by his own admission, a 'heart over head' winemaker. Inclined to make wine from almost any interesting parcel of fruit made available to him, he tends to make accountants wince. For Duane, making great wine is not about business decisions; it’s about curiosity, passion, and a little bit of folly.

Duane Coates was awarded his MW in 2020, a culmination of 18 years work for this ultimate recognition in wine. His broad knowledge and deep understanding of wines from across the world informed his no-compromise approach to crafting wines that blend the best in Australian and European winemaking styles. He continually builds bridges between the fruit-driven Australian styles and the savoury, complex wines of the Old-World.

Only 160 cases made.

"A gracious, full-bodied wine that is brimming with umami salty warmth and showcasing the virtues of ageing this producer's wines. In this case, as a later release...This is a wine of immaculate poise that is already approachable, but stands to deliver even more. Drinks like a warm-vintage petit châteaux." 95pts | Ned Goodwin MW | Halliday Wine Companion

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