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Monday, 18 July 2016

Double Header: The Lane Vineyard Block 3 Chardonnay 2014 and 2015


One producer, two wines, consecutive vintages.

2014
Melon, nougat, pistachio.

Lean, clean, hints of cream. Nicely balanced, mid-weight Chardonnay. Uncomplicated, a suggestion of oak influence here - a little barrel ferment action gives some flinty mineral that segues to a nice punch of acid and spice.

Finishes well, good length and textural that washes across the back palate.. 91

Tasted on: Sunday 19th June, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.55
Closure: Screwcap


2015
White peach, citrus, lemongrass perhaps, warmer and fuller.

Fuller, immediate onset of gingery spice on the fore palate that meanders it way across. Seems bigger than it’s ’14 counterpart, but lacking the depth and penetration of that vintage prior. 90



Tasted on: Sunday 19th June, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

Samples courtesy of The Lane Vineyard: https://www.thelane.com.au/

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