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V&A Lane Shiraz 2019

V&A Lane Shiraz 2019

V&A Lane Shiraz 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$60.00
750 mL
$60.00
6 x 750 mL
$360.00

Overview

Overview

Amongst the patchwork of Wynns vineyards on the famed terra rossa strip, one special area is V&A Lane. A long, straight road surveyed in 1851 which was the old district boundary between the historical electorates of Victoria and Albert. The mature Shiraz vineyards along V&A Lane ripen early and are among the first picked each season. The resulting wines have a modern appeal being fresh and spicy, yet still maintaining the succulent and silky palate structure of a Shiraz that can proudly take its place on the world stage.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Coonawarra
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.3%
Peak Drinking Now - 2031
Winemaker Sarah Pidgeon

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Lifted cranberry, magnolia flower and fresh pastry notes. The 50% whole bunches retained in ferment enhance the cool climate florals to next level.

Flavours and Palate

Bright cherry and blueberry complement more savoury elements of stalks, pastry, and spice. There is a light yet expansive quality to the palate. The pure fruits though to lingering crushed pepper and cinnamon on the finish. This is an early ripening, early harvested wine. The resulting freshness and brightness with low alcohol and many layers of flavour has become a signature of the V&A Lane wines.

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 Points Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)
95 Points Tony Love
93 Points Ray Jordan
92 Points Jeni Port
92 Points Angus Hughson

"V&A Lane shiraz seems to be on cruise control these days. It doesn't need to overtake or slow down, even if the handbrake has been hit on the very modest alcohol. This a wine of finesse. Certainly flavoursome, with its puff of perfume and spicy red and black plums infused with Pontefrac licorice. It's lighter framed in a Coonawarra context, but it has shape. A very good V&A Lane Shiraz." - Jane Faulkner

"One of the Coonawarra’s little intrigues is the cooler micro-climate that occurs around the midway point, north to south, of the region’s terra rossa soil strip, where by chance the V+A Lane traverses. This wine is sourced from vineyards along that road, and clearly they can deliver fruit to fit into a modern, cooler climate shiraz style, honing in on a bright red fruit spectrum with juicy to sticky tannins to finish, amplifying that fruit-crush feel even further. Do take note, also, of the alcohol level at 12.3% – astounding and enlightening given the wine is perfectly ripe for its defined expression. Take your time with this one – it is understated to begin yet convincing once you have taken the journey." - Tony Love

"This part of Coonawarra which roughly bisects the region results in fruit that ripens earlier than most parts. As a result, the wine is distinctly different with slightly lighter body and more of that cooler climate leafiness. This has a spicy white pepper character on the nose overlaying the cherry and red fruits of this variety. Silky smooth and refined palate with super fine chalky tannins and a subtle lick of oak in support." - Ray Jordan