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.
“Medium to full red colour with a tinge of purple in the edge. The bouquet is earthy, spicy and gently herbal, with a trace of mint and some appropriate development. It's dried herbs rather than green. The palate is medium-bodied and quite refined in its tannins, with elegance and focus, balance and structure, great approachability as well. It's entering its complex early-development phase. Very good wine, the palate very long and fine.
94 Points - Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com