‘The Crudo range, quite possibly, offers the most sophisticated and high-quality drinking available at its price point in this country.’ Gary Walsh
Luke Lambert’s Crudo Shiraz has always been about youthful charm: it’s a young, vibrant, and 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 (from where the Estate Syrah is sourced) and so the wine is naturally juicier and more primary-fruit-driven.
'Crudo means raw and that is exactly what they are. Slightly idiosyncratic, hands-off expressions of the finest fruit the Yarra has to offer. No mess, no fuss.
‘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. Italianate and natty feel. Best Crudo Shiraz to date, no question.’ 95 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front