Only 100 dozen produced, stocks are extremely limited. There are times when some things just seem right. The No.6 Sparkling from Craiglee is just that. Right. It has a cool climate spicy nose, with plenty of power, the wine has sweet fruit but is not too heavy. I think it is fair to say that this is the sparkling shiraz upon which others should be judged. A delicate balance between new world generosity and old world spice, the Craiglee is refreshing and pairs with food brilliantly.
All too often sparkling red is a Barossa fruit bomb that clouds the mind and dominates the palate. The Craiglee is the opposite of this, it has clarity, refreshing acidity and a lightness that are all hallmarks of this Victorian icon winery.