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2014 Lane’s End Chardonnay

2014 Lane’s End Chardonnay

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Lane's End
Vintage
2014
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Macedon Ranges
Alcohol (%)
12.8
Purchase Price ($)
35
Wine Rating
96
Closure
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Source
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2014 Lane’s End Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
96

Lane’s End is one of Macedon Ranges best kept secret, with their Chardonnay in particular a consistent standout.

A lightly golden yellow in the glass, the nose unravels more each time you take a look, it starts with green fig and peach before showing leesy, almost flinty notes from time in new french oak and on solids.

It’s worth noting that the wine is only 12.8%, showcasing cool climate viticulture and winemaking at it’s best. This lower alcohol gives the wine a finely textured and embellished backbone with a lovely mineral acidity that derives elegance and subtlety when contrasted by the fruit and winemaker induced notes of the wine.

In terms of fruit, white peach and understated nectarine are on show with gentle wood spice and flint that join together on the long finish. This will live a long time and great value at the price.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2017 - 2025
Date Reviewed
01 28, 2017