Craiglee Vineyard Shiraz, Sunbury, Australia
5 in stock
There are some wines that are special and unique because they are not dictated to by fashion or shareholders and, more importantly, they have a strong sense of place. That’s Craiglee. Expect a taste of dark plums, cedary oak, pepper and spice, licorice and gum leaf. The palate is full bodied, with ripe, silky tannins hugging all the way through to a resounding finish. Stamped with Craiglee DNA.
And here are some musings on the vintage from wine writer Richard Slater:
Pat Carmody’s Shiraz reflects the seasons; and the 2018 is distinctly different from the 2017– it’s riper and darker-fruited. It still owns a youthful purple/crimson colour; like all Craiglee Shiraz it’s still medium bodied but flirts with full-bodied – albeit from a cool-climate site. Blood plum, blackberry, with the usual dramatic accompaniment of pepper and spice; plus a sliver of liquorice; characteristically savoury with a substantial trail of fine tannins. Of course, its apogee is distant, but decanting will help with instant gratification.