This wine has white pepper and spice flavours, more intense in cooler years, with red fruits prevalent in warmer years.
About the Wine
This wine has white pepper and spice flavours, more intense in cooler years, with red fruits prevalent in warmer years. Subtle oak flavours complement the fruit. The wine ages gracefully and gives pleasure over many years.
“I’d have Craiglee on my list of Australia’s best Shiraz for sure, except they’re such quiet achievers, you might forget to add them. Blackberry, boysenberry, spicy biscuits, a dash of pepper, white flowers. It’s medium-bodied, fresh mixed berries (raspberry in particular), distinctly minerally acidity gives it a water-coloured texure, then comes a bold smudge of fine graphite tannin to un derline. Has a wonderful transparency, though it does have depth of fruit to go. Finish is well-defined, savoury/spicy, and very clean and long, that beautiful tannin still gripping as it goes." 96pts Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
About the Winery
One of Australia's most constantly and criminally under-rated wineries. Doesn't help that Craiglee is located in the 'never-on-trend' region that is Sunbury but don't this distract - Pat Carmody produces cool climate classics of the highest order. The vineyard was originally established in the 1860s and Pat replanted back in 1976. The Shiraz is, I think, Australia's best 'pepper and spice' example of this cool climate style, whilst the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are proven long-lived styles albeit in a refined and elegant mould.