Craiglee Shiraz 2009

2009 was a pretty ordinary year for the regions around Melbourne being the last year of a long drought. Heatwaves, water stress and bushfires and just a general lack of humidity presented significant viticultural challenges.  Craiglee however seem to have fashioned a good wine anyway.  I tasted this wine at a trade tasting, and it stood out as an unambiguous beacon of quality.

The 2009 shiraz is a medium intensity ruby in colour, with typical "Craiglee aromatics" of pepper and plums, with a medium intensity of expression.  The savoury palate emphasised its depth with nuances of peppers, plums, spices, while maintaining balanced length and tannins.  This is a good and balanced Craiglee that will reward drinking now or over the next few years.  Very Good

Abv: not recorded
Price: $50s
Vendors: check http://www.wine-searcher.com
Website: http://www.craiglee.com.au
Tasted: August 2012

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