Thursday, 5 January 2017

The Lane Vineyard Block 5 Shiraz 2015

The Lane's entry level Shiraz. Block 5 gives the impression it is a single vineyard release but it's a few blended together. This wine is good going but the difference between this and the Block 14 is vast although the Block 5 still holds its own.

Fruit forward with a drop of Viognier (2.8% to be precise), cracked pepper, dense plums, dark berry fruit, rhubarb and barbecued meats. The mouth is filled generously and the more time it sits in the glass, the more enjoyment it brings. Acid has a citrusy zip about it before the peppery spice comes running to close proceedings with a dusty finish.

Give me a steak and a glass of this and I'll be happy.

Drink now to five years.

90/100 - Very good

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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