Craiglee Shiraz is highly aromatic with rhubarb, blueberry, raspberry and violets on the nose. The palate is savoury with persistent blackberry flavours plus a load of pepper and spices, then a wave of fine tannins to complete the picture. Oak, fruit and acidity are in perfect balance in an expressive and stylish wine
Craiglee is one of the finest examples of cool-climate Shiraz produced in Australia and a wine that always draws plenty of attention; the 2013 vintage of Craiglee Shiraz is one of the finest we’ve tasted from this producer. 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.
“95 Points. Last week I did a vertical of Craiglee Shiraz in two brackets of three consecutive vintages (1995, 1996, 1997 – 2008, 2009, 2010), to highlight the variance of season on site. Fascinating, but more on that later, meanwhile, the current release. Violet, blackberry, five spice, tobacco and subtle oak. Medium bodied, but plenty of flesh and ripeness, layers of spice, a beautiful mouth-perfume mingling with savoury earthiness, and powder fine tannin running on a long finish. All just so. Wonderful expression of Shiraz from a distinguished site. Tasted: Nov17 Alcohol: 13.5% Price: $70 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2018 – 2038″ – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
“95 Points. Composed. Keeping it all close to its chest for now. Dark cherries, roasted meats, black pepper and smoky oak; beautifully integrated and teamed. Lift of redder berries, inching into florals. Tannin has the whip held aloft, ready to crack. Everything in perfect order. Drink By: 2035. Date Tasted: 03 Mar 2015 Alcohol: 13.5%” – Campbell Mattinson, winecompanion.com.au.