The Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2015 is designed to be approachable in its youth with no new oak and half the volume matured in 30-year old wood and half in tank. The result is a beautiful medium-weighted Shiraz that is texture and supple, framed by crisp tannins, dried-herb and savoury notes.
Luke Lambert is widely recognised as one of Australia’s most talented young winemakers. A passionate winemaker with a strong European influence, Lambert is a strong advocate of natural processes in winemaking; these include wild ferments, hand plunging, long maceration, basket pressing, gravity rather than pumping and no fining or filtration.
“93 Points. From the Denton Vineyard, which is a little outcrop of granite in the otherwise largely granite free Yarra Valley. 2015, by most accounts, is looking like a very good vintage for the Yarra. Gee, this is a high quality wine for $25. Bramble fruit and summer berry pudding, plenty of cracked pepper and meaty whole bunch spice, even has a violet perfume about it. Medium bodied, fleshy, fruit driven with a core of mineral texture allied to fresh mixed berry fruit, melting fine grained tannin, and all that meat and graphite and savoury spice pulling through on a pretty sure footed finish. This goes forward as the best Crudo Shiraz to date. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Sep15 Alcoholl: 13.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2015 – 2019+”
– Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.