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2019 Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz

Yarra Valley, VIC

Another pitch-perfect release of Crudo Shiraz from Luke Lambert. Spicy, svelt, seductive Shiraz out of the Yarra Valley. Bargain.

$24.00

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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 house style, 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.

On the 2019 rendition, Luke says, "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."

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
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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. The 2019 is an absolutely brilliant rendition of this wine. There were 80% stems here but it works beautifully, bringing sappy lift and tannins to the juicy, dark cherry fruit. 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. From a warmer, drier year there's more fruit power, yet it's fabulously bright and fresh and perfumed. A brilliant value wine from a gifted winemaker.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

95Points
The Wine Front

"The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high quality drinking available at its price point in this country. Or something like that.  Violets over blackberry and boysenberry, cracked pepper, grilled meat and spice. It’s silky, but dense and meaty, weight of fruit almost compressed by shale and granite, or something fanciful like that. Rich in tannin, subtle in acidity, no oak influence to speak of, sweetness and perfume of fruit, rolled in dried herb and black olive savouries. Long and slick with rich silty tannin to close. Almost like Shiraz meets Aglianico? Italianate and natty feel. Best Crudo Shiraz to date, no question." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Well made, luscious fruit but bal;anced and well rounded. Approaching the perfection of the 2016 vintage.

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Smooth and silky

This under thirty dollar wine is a bargain. Pull out the cork, pour into a carafe, leave for an hour and you’ll be amazed.

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Hooray!

Sending wine for my fambamily for xmas. They are in Vic - was contacted to make sure that due to heat I still wanted wine delivered! Excellent service!!!

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Vibrant

Tasting youth - red fruits and berries, a bit green as well

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Delicious

The wine was delicious! I’m ordering another bottle right now!

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