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Craiglee Shiraz

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Craiglee Shiraz

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Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Supple, and stylish, with an alluring, heady bouquet of violets, black pepper, red flowers and sweet cassis/raspberry aromas lifted by fragrant musky spices and sweet vanilla oak. It's medium in weight, long and elegant, with a pure, pristine core of red, black and blue berry flavours carried along by a fine, firm undercarriage.It finishes frsh and focused, with a lingering core of deep fruit tightly knit with fine-grained oak and a pronounced Savoury quality.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
96
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Super-stylish and elegant, with depth of fruit and sophisticated structure. Scented with a dusty fragrance of small black and red berries, reserved cedar/dark chocolate oak backed by a whiff of anis and blue flowers, it's beautifully peppery and spicy. Long and elegant, with a translucent presence of berry/plum flavour underpinned by fine, crunchy, mouth-watering tannins, it culminates in a savoury finish with a lingering presence of fruit and licorice.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good colour; classic blackberry and plum fruit, crushed black pepper and licorice; immaculate balance and French oak inputs.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
A wine with a major cult following— there are wine lovers who never miss their case, and I'm one. The vineyard's only a stone's throw from Melbourne's airport but resists heroically the taint of avgas. Being a single-vineyard wine, it inevitably reflects vintage conditions. 2005 is a fleshier style than recent years, which were drought impacted. But it almost always shows intense fruit and quiet elegance, and it ages impeccably.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
94
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Long, supple and savoury shiraz whose delicate perfume of violets and dark cherries is accentuated with sneezy nuances of black pepper, musky spices and licorice. Presenting a long, creamy palate of vibrant dark fruits, tightly-knit fine tannins and restrained oak, it finishes long and spicy.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
A winery with a great 19th-century history, and an equally great 21st-century reputation for its shiraz. Clean, bright red cherry fruit, a touch of spice and gentle oak on the bouquet, then (by Craiglee standards) a voluptuously rich, ripe and supple palate. Seriously under priced, seriously good.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
95
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is redolent of dark plums, spice being little more than a background whisper. Luscious, round palate offering a mix of ripe plum and sweet cherry moves through to a soft tannin finish. The oak handling cannot be faulted. It's not often that Craiglee Shiraz reaches 14° alcohol, but it did in this great vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full purple-red; a clean and powerful bouquet, with classic black cherry and spice aromas; a lovely wine on the palate, with black cherry fruit together with hints of spice and liquorice; fine tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
96

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