Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2019


Wine Front 95 Points!


"The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high quality drinking available at its price point in this country." - Wine Front

Australia, VIC, Yarra Valley
750mL
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Victoria  #Yarra Valley  #Luke Lambert  

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Wine Front 95 Points!

 


"The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high quality drinking available at its price point in this country. Or something like that.


 

Violets over blackberry and boysenberry, cracked pepper, grilled meat and spice. It’s silky, but dense and meaty, weight of fruit almost compressed by shale and granite, or something fanciful like that. Rich in tannin, subtle in acidity, no oak influence to speak of, sweetness and perfume of fruit, rolled in dried herb and black olive savouries. Long and slick with rich silty tannin to close. Almost like Shiraz meets Aglianico? Italianate and natty feel. Best Crudo Shiraz to date, no question."


 

- Gary Walsh, Wine Front


 "Luke Lambert's Crudo Shiraz has always been about youthful charm; a young, vibrant, juicy red, with the Yarra's granitic Denton Hill outcrop helping to tick all those boxes. It's a warmer site than the Tibooburra vineyard, where the Estate Syrah is sourced, and so the wine is naturally juicier and more primary fruit-driven. The 2019 is an absolutely brilliant rendition of this wine.


 

"We are trying to build more muscle from the whole bunches and crushing the whole bunch berries: i.e., less cab-mac, and more extraction from the skins and stalks." says Luke. There were 80% stems here but it works beautifully, bringing sappy lift and tannins to the juicy, dark cherry fruit. As is the norm, the wine is fermented wild and raised in the shed's 5,000-litre old oak cask before bottling without fining or filtration. From a warmer, drier year there's more fruit power, yet it's fabulously bright and fresh and perfumed. A brilliant value from a gifted winemaker."


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