Luke Lambert Crudo Syrah 2017
'Luke’s bought a vineyard, or at least, a vineyard and a fair bit of land. Plenty of blackberries growing on it, he said. I love blackberries, and to me, seems like a good thing to have around if you like Shiraz. When I lived in England, I was surrounded by hedgerows of blackberries, and delicious they were. I picked buckets and buckets of them, but in the end, despite my will to win and eat them all, the blackberries beat me.
Great release this one. It has a sparkling clarity and energy about it, I feel. Aside from that, you may find raspberries and blackberries, cracked pepper, spice, and a distinct sort of warm bricks smell, but don’t mind me. It’s fine and fresh, with graphite tannin, and a cool spiced bramble fruited finish of finesse and solid length. It’s one of those, well, I could be 93 or 94 points, but today, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So.'
- Gary Walsh, Wine Front 94 points