- Craiglee Shiraz
“Any site anywhere in the world that can produce a wine that lasts for 100 years is worth being replanted,” said John Brown of Milawa fame after a cache of 1872 Craiglee Sunbury Shiraz was found buried at the winery in the 1950s. The 10 hectare vineyard – located on alluvial sands over river stones – is now over thirty five years old. Vinification takes place in open cement fermenters. A small batch is partially barrel fermented. Maturation follows in new and old French and American oak for between 12 and 18 months. The wine is tightly structured with earthy, pepper, raspberry black olive characters and firm tannins; with age becoming more earthy, complex and loose-knit with softer tannins. Andrew Caillard MW
5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion
"Excellent" (Shiraz) - Langton's Fine Wine Classification IV
"One of Australia's great Shiraz producers, Pat Carmody carefully and quietly goes about his business crafting wines of wonderful balance, length and gentle power. The Shiraz is spicy and peppery with yummy squashed summer berry flavours and a savoury hint to finish; Cabernet is similarly impressive, with deep, ripe and concentrated cassis notes; and Chardonnay is complex and generous without being too blousy, as many Australian Chardonnays tend to be. Overlook this cellar door at your peril." - Ben Canaider
"A winery with a proud 19th-century record, Craiglee recommenced winemaking in 1976 after a prolonged hiatus. Produces one of the finest cool climate Shirazs in Australia, redolent of cherry, licorice and spice in the better (warmer) vintages, lighter-bodied in the cooler ones. Mature vines and improved viticulture have made the wines more consistent (except 2011) over the past 10 years or so." - James Halliday
Gift Packaging for single 750mL bottles
Any bottle of wine from our range can become a gift with our wrapping options and cards...
Single Gift Box $4
Available in White, Gold or Silver.
Single Gift Box with Lid $6.50
Available in Gloss Black, Gloss Red or Recycled Matt.
Timber Box with Straw $15
The wooden presentation box with straw insulation and perspex lid is the ideal way to dress up that special bottle of wine.
Please note timber boxes are not permitted to be exported overseas due to custom quarantine laws. Also, certain champagne bottles and bottles of irregular shape may not be able to fit into the timber box. We will let you know prior to shipping if this happens and present you with other options.
Small Gift Card Attachment $1.50
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