The West Australian Wine Guide 2021
96 points & No. 1 Tempranillo
This blend from the Mann vineyard in the Swan Valley was the first time I had seen this new name from one of the oldest families in the Swan Valley. It's a cracker from this very good vintage. This is a style the Swan Valley should be making all the time. Smooth texture, soft and generous but not too big. Leave the biggies to other regions. Wonderfully expressive fruit, with the chalky tannin and neatly layered oak perfectly working in harmony. The juicy sarsaparilla of the Tempranillo is heightened by carbonic maceration.
The Wine Front
Rob Mann and family (as this comes from the now organic-farmed family vineyard ‘out the back of Swan’) are speeding ahead with fine wine paradigm wines from the region. Kudos. The bold marriage of Tempranillo with Malbec and Cabernet finds itself a medium bodied, perfumed, svelte and tannin hewn guise that many wines from the region miss in boldness and oomph. This is 58% Tempranillo, 38% Malbec, 12% Cabernet.
Highly perfumed, pretty almost floral scents, violets come to mind, whiffs of blueberry/mulberry, green olive, a touch of clove woody spice, sarsaparilla and anise. Just lovely. Medium weight, sinewy feel, succulent and beautiful, fine web of clove-licked tannins, great energy here, bright and lengthy, fine, tight finish here. Has a ‘serious’ feel but also deliciousness.
Halliday Wine Companion 2021
A tight and tidy blend that sticks to a savoury theme with jamon, woodsy spices and fennel yet all bound to a core of tangy fruit. Lithe, juicy, vibrant as anything with raw silk tannins and a neat acid line. Oh, and totally delicious.
Australian Financial Review
This is a really lovely, generous, gutsy red with lots of perfumed purple fruit, a dusting of bay leaf and rosemary, and fabulous grippy tannins that make me hunger for garlicky roast lamb.
#16, West Australian Good Food Guide Awards 2020
Last year’s champion wine (2017) finds a top 25 berth from the following vintage; kudos, Corymbia. Definitive high quality wine here. Mellow, soft and supple, succulent and fine boned. Black and green olive, dark plummy notes, minerality in spades, exceptional length and sense of poise.
Very fresh, fleshy and supple style on the nose of this red-fruited blend that has pastry-like, approachable tannins and a smooth, sleek and astutely feathered balance on the finish. A blend of 58% Tempranillo, 30% Malbec and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. Screw cap.
Corymbia's 2018 Tempranillo Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon includes 58%, 30% and 12% of those varieties, respectively. Co-fermented and aged in a single large oak vat, it's a fruit-forward, mouthwatering bowl of mixed berries, including hints of blueberry, mulberry and raspberry. Yet while this medium to full-bodied effort is open and soft, it's not unstructured, showing a core of resilient, ripe tannins and a long, juicy finish.
Gourmet Traveller WINE
It is pitch perfect, medium weight, highly perfumed, and shaped with beautifully ripe tannins. It’s delicious, but there is also a sense of detail and interest. The wine offers layers of red and blue fruits in perfume and palate, underpinned by savouriness.