Originally established in the 1860s by one of Melbourne's founding fathers, James Johnston, Craiglee Vineyard was absent from the Australian wine landscape until it was replanted in 1976 by an enthusiastic agricultural science graduate called Pat Carmody. Now one of Australia's most highly regarded and awarded wineries, Craiglee is still run with the loving attention of Pat and Dianne Carmody with the occasional input of their sons.

Has the guile that is at the heart of Craiglee style, the flavours fresh, with more red fruit than black, an omnipresent pinch of spice, and a splash of licorice and forest all combining to seduce the senses before you register the underlying intensity and length of the fruit. Tannins and French oak are also present, but it's not until the finish and aftertaste that they leave their mark. Drink to: 2034; Price: $70.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion

Violet, black pepper, blackberry, meat and spice, almost into liquorice. Full bodied, tobacco and savoury stuff, perhaps a touch clunky right now, but brighter feel in the mouth with raspberry and spices, and good long finish. Almost ropey tannin here, and it feels very much a vin de garde. Very good, but wait. Tasted: Nov 17; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $70.00; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2022-2038; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

This is a classic fragrant, peppery, medium-bodied Craiglee shiraz. Oak is tucked out of view. It’s tight, firm and texturally refined in the mouth, with beautiful balance and style. An elegant shiraz whose track-record indicates it will drink well over many years. Food: drink with peppered steak. Closure: Screwcap; Drink: Now to 25 years; Ranked #1 of 40 2014 Shiraz from Port Phillip; Rating: 96 Points & Wine of the Week; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

 

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SKU 10834
Brand Craiglee
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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