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2016 Craiglee Cabernet Sauvignon

Sunbury, VIC

Top value cool-climate Cabernet from the Carmody family.

$40.00

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An outstanding wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

In the 1860s, the Craiglee farm was under vine.

The site produced some highly acclaimed wines but like so many vineyards of old, when grapes ceased to be profitable, other forms of farming took their place.

Patrick and Dianne Carmody replanted their small farm in Sunbury in 1979. Their first commercial release was the 1980 vintage Shiraz. And, as they say, the rest was history.

It may be the Shiraz that gets the lion's share of attention at Craiglee, but the Cabernet is excellent and very well priced.

Built in a sumptuous medium-bodied style, this is a perfect example of cool-climate Cabernet that will drink beautifully now or cellar over the medium term.

Pat and Dianne Carmody
Pat and Dianne Carmody
Sunbury, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

In 1976, as a newly graduated Agricultural student, Pat Carmody was faced with the challenge of reinvigorating the Carmody family farm on the outskirts of Sunbury - a small town 40 minutes from Melbourne and just up the road from Tullamarine Airport.

Pat decided to plant vines on part of the site. It wasn't an altogether blind move - Craiglee had originally been a winery in the 1860s, however it was nevertheless a bold and pioneering decision for the time.

Flash forward forty years from the first vintage in 1978 and Craiglee has firmly cemented itself as one of the finest producers of Shiraz and Chardonnay in Australia.

And it's still completely owned and run by Pat and his wife Dianne.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Satiny, pure, elegant and seamless. It’s just medium weight, touches the top line messages of Lunchtime Claret but is more elegant, finer, dials in more detail. A feature is its svelte texture, light succulence, cool and fine acidity, and then you notice the blue fruits, heather characters, with subtle, savoury brined black olive, pepper and bay leaf chiming in. All up, great length, fine tannin profile, very fine-feeling in general. An outstanding wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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