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

  • Craiglee Shiraz 'JADV' 2016

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    "lush medium red colour with spice and floral notes on the nose. The front palate is well rounded with a hint of sweetness (contributed by the Viognier), good length, pleasant mouthfeel and a fine tannin finish."

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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2015

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Jancis Robinson 17++/20 Points! "The 2015 has been made for the long term. Beautifully composed, well-integrated nose. Peppery and fresh and wonderfully sprightly. Lots of life in there. "      - Jancis Robinson   "Finding a Cornas or...

    Current stock: 14

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz LTV 2013

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Made with younger vines on the estate and including 2% Viognier in the blend, the 2013 Shiraz Viognier is a very different style from the Shiraz. It offers warm blackberry, black cherry, tar and licorice aromas over notes of black tea and fertile loam...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 'JADV' 2015

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Wine Front 94 Points! "If the LTV in 2012 was Little Touch of Viognier, or something like that, then this is Just A Drop (or Dash) of Viognier. Three percent viognier makes its way into the wine, and the wine was first seen in 2008 labelled as simply...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2014

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    James Halliday 97 Points! "Has the guile that is at the heart of Craiglee style, the flavours fresh, with more red fruit than black, an omnipresent pinch of spice, and a splash of licorice and forest all combining to seduce the senses before you...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2013

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Wine Front 95 points!“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...

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  • Craiglee Shiraz Viognier 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz Viognier 2008

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    "In customary Craiglee style this wine takes some time to reveal itself. I've had this bottle open for 24 hours and it's improved slowly throughout. It's peppery and dark cherried, slightly meaty and glycerol. There is some noticeable alcohol warmth but...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2012

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    - Campbell Mattinson 94+ Points!'This release is light in colour and in fruit intensity and qualifies easily for 'burgundian shiraz' status. Its charms are in its sling of tannin, its spice, in the taut elastic quality of its fruit. It's not overly...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2011

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Campbell Mattinson 92 Points!"I thought this release from Craiglee was (too) thin and (too) acidic at first. I was wrong. Craiglee is never a blockbuster but this is light even by Craiglee shiraz standards. That said, it's not to be written off. What it...

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