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Tuesday 11 June 2013

The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Shiraz 2012

I was thoroughly enthralled by this wine.

The aromatics: alluring; the palate a dark, inky mass built around this graphite streak; finishing fine. Three separate parts, each offering something different, on their own quite brilliant, together something else. 

Whole berry fermentation gives the wine its aromatic intro. Red berries, satsuma plums, peppery hints - but quite delicate. In the mouth, it's meaty, supported by an acidic tang with a graphite minerality that is all too rare in many wines.

The finish is a little bitter, the conclusion to a savoury tail of flavour. It gives, gives, gives. Fantastic wine. 94 - Outstanding

Tasted on: Thursday 6th June, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $39
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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