2018 Craiglee Shiraz 750ml

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Pure, unadulterated Craiglee Shiraz. Nothing like it. It’s the fragrance, the confluence of dark and red fruit, the grind of black pepper, the thyme and its savoury nature. It retains a certain elegance and length across the more medium-bodied palate. Fresh acidity and grainy tannins neatly in tow. Lovely now, even better in years to come. JH AWC 2022 â€?95 Points

Craiglee Shiraz is produced from entirely Estate grown fruit and made on site by winemaker, Pat Carmody.

We are thrilled to bring you the 2018 Shiraz, it’s a cracking vintage and marks 40 years of continuous vintages by Pat.

Jane Faulkner included the 2018 Shiraz in her Top Ten cool-climate Shiraz wines for the current edition of the Halliday Wine Companion, and had the following to say about the new release:

There are some wines that are special and unique because they are not dictated to by fashion or shareholders and, more importantly, they have a strong sense of place. That’s Craiglee. Expect a taste of dark plums, cedary oak, pepper and spice, licorice and gum leaf. The palate is full bodied, with ripe, silky tannins hugging all the way through to a resounding finish. Stamped with Craiglee DNA.

And here are some musings on the vintage from wine writer Richard Slater:

Pat Carmody’s Shiraz reflects the seasons; and the 2018 is distinctly different from the 2017â€?it’s riper and darker-fruited. It still owns a youthful purple/crimson colour; like all Craiglee Shiraz it’s still medium bodied but flirts with full-bodied â€?albeit from a cool-climate site. Blood plum, blackberry, with the usual dramatic accompaniment of pepper and spice; plus a sliver of liquorice; characteristically savoury with a substantial trail of fine tannins. Of course, its apogee is distant, but decanting will help with instant gratification.


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