Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz

Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2017

Yarra Valley, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

"Great release this one" - Gary Walsh

Luke Lambert is widely recognised as one of Australia's most talented young winemakers. A passionate winemaker with a strong European influence, Lambert is a strong advocate of natural processes in winemaking; these include wild ferments, hand plunging, long maceration, basket pressing, gravity rather than pumping and no fining or filtration.

The 2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz is designed to be approachable in its youth with no new oak and half the volume matured in 30-year old wood and half in tank. The result is a beautiful medium-weighted Shiraz that is texture and supple, framed by crisp tannins, dried-herb and savoury notes.

"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.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Luke Lambert is widely recognised as one of Australia's most talented young winemakers. A passionate winemaker with a strong European influence, Lambert is a strong advocate of natural processes in winemaking; these include wild ferments, hand plunging, long maceration, basket pressing, gravity rather than pumping and no fining or filtration.
6
Victoria
Yarra Valley
750
13.5
It's a brighter, riper wine than the 2015 with what Luke describes as a 'clear graphite/granite/smoky lift and more red fruited than previous vintages'. It's a refreshing as can be, crammed with crunchy red fruits, great energy, a nip of food-friendly tannin and impressive persistence. There is also plenty of pepper and spice in the background too that will kick in once the wine has had a few more months in bottle. Simply delicious and a cracking value.

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