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About The Wine
To make a tribute wine is a daunting thing. The wine should encapsulate all that was loved and reverred in the name-sake. It should be personal and unique. It should have true character. It should be made with respect and deference.
All of these things are to be found in The Lane Vineyards JC Shiraz Cabernet. Named in honour of the late Jack Crighton, father of John, the man who established The Lane’s formidable reputation, this wine has the gravitas so needed in such a wine.
A top cuveè blend of their best old vine material off the Estate, the 2009 is just starting to show its true colour.
It was called “A convincing tribute” by James Halliday in his 96 point review and sits comfortably amongst most the most respected wines in South Australia.
This is a wine built for special occasions, big glasses, and a fine meal. A thing of rare beauty.
What It Tastes Like
“The wine has enormous power, beautiful fruit, structure and mouthfeel while maintaining an elegance that is the hallmark of The Lane Vineyard. Enjoy now or age for up to twenty years.” - The Lane
96 points. “Medium red-purple; combines elegance with length, harmony, intense red and black fruits, and fine spicy/savoury tannins. A convincing tribute, and is fairly priced.”
- James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)
JC is a tribute wine to John’s father Jack and is the premium red wine of our estate. It is also The Lane’s take on Australia’s premier red wine blend Shiraz Cabernet and the much revered Penfolds Grange which is also a blend of both varieties. Like all Grand Cru wine JC is a single vineyard wine with every berry grown and made at The Lane, this wine has a real sense of place. JC is a selection of the very best barrels of Shiraz and Cabernet grown in that vintage from our oldest vines, fermented naturally with no additions and aged in the finest new French oak for 18 to 20 months before the blend is put together. The wine has enormous power, beautiful fruit, structure and mouthfeel while maintaining an elegance that is the hallmark of The Lane Vineyard. Enjoy now or age for up to twenty years.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
The Lane are forging a reputation as one of the Adelaide Hills’ premier producers, and are all about quality and authenticity with every single berry grown on site at their own vineyard. Their philosophy is to craft premium single vineyard wines that combine the finesse of Europe, the flavour of Australia and the unique characteristics of their vineyard.
The Adelaide Hills may be the most energised wine region in the country. The sense of exploration and creativity amongst the tribe of talented young winemakers in this region is unparralelled. The Hills has become crucible of Australian wine talent, offering an array of varieties, from classics such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to new varieties like Nebbiolo and Grüner Veltliner for the younger generation to play with. Every vintage brings new colour and complexity to the rich wine, food and produce culture of this cool climate region.
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