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' 2017

    Craiglee Shiraz 'JADV' 2017

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    JUST A DROP OF VIOGNIER IN THIS SHIRAZ, ADDING FLORALS TO ITS PEPPERY, RED FRUITED CORE OF FLAVOUR. A SHIRAZ FOR PINOT LOVERS.

      "The Shiraz-Viognier is a 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] 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...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz LTV 2013

    [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' 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] 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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2014

    [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 'JADV' 2015

    [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 2013

    [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

    [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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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2009

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    eRobertParker.com 95 Points!"Medium-deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Shiraz has pure black raspberry, red cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg aromas over nuances of roses, spice box and pencil lead. Medium bodied with a taut structure of high acid and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2008

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Campbell Mattinson 95 points! "Craiglee is at its best when it's both ripe and pepper-spicy at once. This 2008 Craiglee is an example of the vineyard at its best. It's blueberried and black cherried but it's (black) pepper spicy and super fine...

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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2006

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Campbell Mattinson 93 points!"In some ways it's a warm, rich (for a southern Victorian red, anyway) wine with flavours of cherry liqueur and licorice and blackberry nip. In other ways though it's spicy and cool, with a meaty, almost smoky savouriness...

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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2004

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    -Jeremy Oliver 91 points!'Powerfully ripened, this robust and tannic shiraz has a slightly stewed and meaty bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, cassis and dark plums with spicy undertones of cinnamon, star anise, white pepper and cedar/vanilla oak...

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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2003

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Jeremy Oliver 90 points!"Rather a massive and concentrated wine for this vineyard, certainly reflective of an ongoing series of hot, dry vintages. Its ripe aromas of cassis, raspberries and dark plums deliver a light perfume of pepper and exotic spices,...

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  • Craiglee Shiraz 2001

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2001

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Jeremy Oliver Rating 93!"Moderately firm, but restrained cellar style of shiraz with a delicate minty/menthol and peppery aroma of small red and black berries and cherries, backed by cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon with some restrained cedar/vanilla oak...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Craiglee Shiraz 2000

    Region: VIC- Sunbury

    Jeremy Oliver Rating 95!"A riper Craiglee shiraz from a warmer year, perfumed with spice, licorice and dark pepper, hints of undergrowth and small cherries, cassis and restrained vanilla oak. Fleshy and generous, yet supple and elegant, with intense...

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