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Craiglee Sunbury Shiraz 2017



  • Arguably the definitive Sunbury Shiraz
  • The 41st vintage of Craiglee Shiraz
  • 'Lovely now, even better in years to come.' - Jane Faulkner


Mike Benni

‘I look forward to Craiglee wines each year. Stone cold classics. A more open weave, supple release strong in raspberry, sweet earth, blackberries on brambles, fennel, pleasing eucalyptus notes with some judicious clove-woody seasoning. Perfume and flavours match. Shimmers and shines in the palate, glossy texture met with a wrap of light, lacy tannins. Almost refreshing in acidity too, so bright, lively and cool. You’d whisper ‘pinosity’ here. A little out of the box for Craiglee in ‘style’, but delightful, so excellent to drink, fine in detail, precise as always. Thanks heaps.’ – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front


Andrew Graham

‘Succulent, beautifully balanced, mid-weight Victorian Shiraz. The graceful power here aligns with other Vic Shiraz classics like Mount Langi Shiraz, Best’s Bin 0 et al. Force in a velvet glove. Raspberry fruit is the champion, ripe, gentle, but not underpowered. Plenty of acidity, too, and the tannins have a faint bitterness, just to ground things. Has this beautiful, gently mushroom edge to the red fruit for interest – a crafted, timeless wine. Best drinking: now, or in twenty years. That balance (and a screwcap) ensures it will live forever.’ – Andrew Graham, ozwinereview.com


Jane Faulkner

‘Pure, unadulterated Craiglee shiraz. Nothing like it. It’s the fragrance, the confluence of dark and red fruit, the grind of black pepper, the thyme and its savoury nature. It retains a certain elegance and length across the more medium-bodied palate. Fresh acidity and grainy tannins neatly in tow. Lovely now, even better in years to come.’ – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022