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Monday, 14 March 2016

The Lane Vineyard Block 8 Merlot 2013

Single vineyard wine from Adelaide Hills leading light, The Lane.

Touch gamey, brambly fruit; comes from a single block up in the Adelaide Hills, a site with the least water across the Lane’s substantial holdings - treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen. Or, in this case, deliver a Merlot that’s a step up above many produced (or mis-produced) in Australia.

Feels like a wine of substance in the mouth, touch fleshy, voluminous, without being too over-bearing. Has some powder-fine tannin too, additional qualitative hallmarks.

Finishes well, a long, savoury length. 92

Tasted on: Tuesday 9th February: Root to Flower
Source: Sample
Price: $39
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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