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2018 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz

Yarra Valley, VIC

Another smash-hit Crudo Shiraz from Yarra Valley cult legend Luke Lambert. One of the country's best value Shiraz!

$26.00

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About The Wine

Luke Lambert's 'entry level' Crudo Shiraz is terrific value for money.

Luke is one of the modern superstars of the Yarra Valley. If you want to get to know his wine, this is the perfect place to start.

Luke makes this in a style which is more approachable in its youth than the exceptional, collectable Luke Lambert Syrah. A Yarra Valley Shiraz with drinkability as the focal point, it shows all the perfume, freshness and spice that makes Luke's Shiraz/Syrah so unique. The Crudo is ready to go now. It's delicious.

Lovers of Luke's wines and/or cool climate Shiraz should back up the truck.

About Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's great winemaking talents.

His traditionally inspired winemaking gently draws out the unique voice of the special vineyards he sources fruit from. He focuses on cooler sites in the Yarra, looking for precise, streamlined expressions of Nebbiolo, Syrah and Chardonnay. These wines under his eponymous label are considered by many as benchmark wines in this country.

His Crudo label offers exceptional value for money. The Shiraz, Chardonnay and Rosé are built in a more generous style without compromising quality. They offer a brilliant balance of complexity and drinkability.

There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years. He is a future icon of this Victorian region.

Luke and his pup in the winery
Luke and his pup in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Luke Lambert’s Crudo Shiraz has always been about youthful charm; a young, vibrant, juicy red, with the Yarra’s granitic Denton Hill outcrop helping to tick all those boxes. It's a warmer site than the Tibooburra vineyard, where the Estate Syrah is sourced, and so the wine is naturally juicier and more primary fruit-driven. In 2018 Luke believes he’s made the finest Crudo ever and we totally agree. It’s super perfumed and super delicious with loads of dark cherry and blackberry fruit goodness and spicy, garrigue-like complexity and freshness.

“We are trying to build more muscle from the whole bunches and crushing the whole bunch berries: i.e., less cab-mac, and more extraction from the skins and stalks.” says Luke. There were 90% stems used but you wouldn’t know it. As is the norm, the wine is fermented wild and raised in the shed’s 5,000-litre old oak cask before bottling without fining or filtration. Brilliant value from a gifted winemaker.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Luke out and about
Luke out and about
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

A riot of blue fruits, cherries and blackberries on the nose, with a faint dusting of cracked pepper and smoked meat. Slippery, spiced and flush with ripe fruit, it's just a tick over medium bodied but with plenty of flavour to back it up. Flavour and freshness galore. So delicious, so more-ish. Luke handles this variety so well. Another winning Crudo here. - Different Drop Wine Team

94Points
The Wine Front

"As good as ever. Blueberry, blackberry, grilled meat and pepper, stalky and floral perfume. Medium-bodied, cool, spicy and meaty blue fruits, ripe fleshy and silty tannin, crisp fresh berry acidity, and no nonsense on the finish with tannin making a sure play with pippy fresh berry fruit in the aftertaste. Spot on." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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