Originally established in the 1860s by one of Melbourne’s founding fathers, James Johnston, Craiglee Vineyard was absent from the Australian wine landscape until it was replanted in 1976 by an enthusiastic agricultural science graduate called Pat Carmody. Now one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded wineries, Craiglee is still run with the loving attention of Pat and Dianne Carmody with the occasional input of their sons.
"Great to see Craiglee Shiraz sealed with a screwcap. It’s grown of course on the Craiglee vineyard, planted in 1976.
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 peppery but the first thing you notice is its savouriness. Red liquorice, dark cherries, a (thin) silk-like glove of oak. Medium-bodied, beautifully balanced and styled; it will age charmingly, and convincingly."
94+ Points - Campbell Mattinson. winefront.com.au