Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria
Australian wine review
The cooler climate of Victoria often delivers Shiraz with more complexity and a lighter framework than other South Australian regions. This bottle is a wonderful example of that style.
Its dark violet stains the glass purple, and it’s aromas offer up charcoal smoke and white pepper along with dark blueberry and cherry. On the palate, the attack is fatty and fruity, with a hint of anise. On the midpalate, the wine lightens turning fresh and light with fresh strawberry and cinnamon dominating. On the finish, the richness re-asserts itself with great tannic strength and a splash of cherry.
This wine is a Chairman’s Special in the PLCB (Pennsylvania) at the time of this review.