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2009 The Lane John Crighton Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, SA

A mighty tribute to a family icon. The best of the best from the stunning Lane Vineyard.

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$110.00

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The wine has enormous power, beautiful fruit, structure and mouthfeel while maintaining an elegance that is the hallmark of The Lane Vineyard.

The Lane Vineyard

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. Enjoy.

About The Lane Vineyard

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.

Chardonnay and Shiraz are what the Edwards family do best, but Bordeaux varieties - red and white - perform strongly also.  With a gorgeous cellar door and restaurant The Lane is well worth a visit, and with their ever-improving range of premium wines they are truly a star Hills producer.

The Lane Vineyard at Sunset
The Lane Vineyard at Sunset
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brothers Marty Edwards & Ben Tolstoshev
Brothers Marty Edwards & Ben Tolstoshev
Owners of The Lane Vineyard
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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