"Luke Lambert continues to cement his reputation as one of the Yarra's best winemakers" Max Allen
"94 Points. Great release this one. It has a sparkling clarity and energy about it, I feel. Aside from that, you may find raspberries and blackberries, cracked pepper, spice, and a distinct sort of warm bricks smell, but don’t mind me. It’s fine and fresh, with graphite tannin, and a cool spiced bramble fruited finish of finesse and solid length. It’s one of those, well, I could be 93 or 94 points, but today, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So. 94 Points. Tasted: Nov17 Alc: 13% Price: $28 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 - 2027" Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
"Luke Lambert continues to cement his reputation as one of the Yarra's best winemakers, producing reds with great finesse and detail. This shiraz, under his second label, is bursting with life and flavour: bright and bouncy purple berries, lovely spice, medium bodied and fine tannins. The 2017 Luke Lambert Syrah ($40) is also excellent (and good value): a bit more restrained than the Crudo with more intensity and persistence. One for the cellar, perhaps." Max Allen, Best Buy Wines $30 And Under, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, June/ July 2018.
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!