Craiglee Shiraz

Craiglee Shiraz 2015

Macedon Ranges, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Craiglee is one of the finest examples of cool-climate Shiraz produced in Australia and a wine that always draws plenty of attention. The 2015 Craiglee Sunbury Shiraz is one of their finest yet and is already drawing plenty of attention. Aromatic and impeccably structured; the intensity of flavour, quality oak and lively acidity ensures this is a wine with a long life ahead of it.

Reviews of the 2014 vintage included below;

"97 Points. 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 by: 2034 Date tasted: 04/Jun/2016 Alcohol: 13.5%" - James Halliday,

"96 Points A cult-ish wine in Melbourne circles with a reputation for long ageing. This vintage is fragrantly peppery, fruit-driven and elegantly medium-bodied. The tannins are fine and soft. A shiraz with lovely balance and style, and deceptive cellar worthiness"- Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Feb / March 2018.

"95 Points. 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" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Craiglee is one of the true legendary wineries of Australia, with the quality of wines befitting its remarkable history.

James Johnston, one of Melbourne's founding fathers, established the Craiglee Vineyard back in 1860's and after a long hiatus from the Australian wine landscape, was replanted by current owner and winemaker Pat Carmody in 1976.

Over the ensuing years, Carmody and his family have carefully restored Craiglee to its former glory and established it as one of Australia's leading cool-climate wineries - their Shiraz and Chardonnay leading the charge.
Macedon Ranges
Nose - spice, mulberries, cherries and blueberries

Palate - savoury and spicy with notes of darker fruits such as blackberries. Firm tannins give tremendous length. The wine opens up nicely in the glass and rewards decanting.

Aging - Long keeping wine, a decade or more in most cellars

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