The Lane Vineyard 19th Meeting Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Price: VND 1.980.000 / bottle
Brand: The Lane Vineyard
Product Series: Occasion
Liquor Style: Red wine
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon
Current Vintage: 2012
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Vineyard Region: Adelaide Hills
About The Lane Vineyard's Occasion Wines: The Lane Vineyard Occasion wines were first created in 1996. From the highest quality parcels of fruit within our vineyard these wines are determined by their vine age, purity, depth and spectrum of flavours.
Low yields provide fruit concentration and structure. Each variety is hand picked, handled gently in the winery & aged in the finest quality French Oak. Occasion wines, they are complex, structured and fin.
Winemaker Comments: Fruit from both Cabernet blocks in front of the cellar door are blended to produce 19th Meeting. These blocks are shoot and bunch thinned to produce lovely, light filled open canopies. Planted in 1993 there are 5 hectares in total.
Winemaker: Michael Schreurs
Viticulturalist: Marty Edwards
Vinification and Maturation: Amongst the oldest Cabernet plantings in the Hills, ‘19th’ enjoys a warm Northerly aspect and long North/South rows to maximise sunlight exposure and airflow through the canopy, ensuring even and complete ripeness.
A small parcel of post ferment skin contact fills the middle palate and completes the structure that maturation in French oak barrique provides.
Colour: Vibrant plum red.
Aroma: Complex and lifted. Violets, cassis, choc-mint, blueberry, tobacco leaf.
Palate: Silky smooth, rich forest fruits, subtle clove complexity. Long luscious tannins. Poise, elegance and finesse.
Vintage: Good winter rain, mild summer and autumn resulted in pure fruit with stunning flavour. Stunning however small vintage.
Soil: Ancient soils, mostly gravel with limestone/calcium silicates and ferrous pebbles spread throughout.
Score: 95 Points
Wine review: '19th meeting sings its credentials of varietal, cool climate cabernet! Fragrant and precise, it's varietally exact in its expression of blackcurrants and violets. Lifted, elegant and pure, it retains eloquence in the midst of enduring definition. There is real drive here, thanks to very a finely poised backbone of beautifully focused tannins. First tasted in 2015, classy French oak has appreciated some time to fully integrate. In purity, precision, persistence and longevity, this will go down among the great Adelaide Hills Cabernets.'
Wine Writer: Tyson Stelzer
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Wine review: 'Shed some of its greener, cerebral notes and gone into a darker phase with touches of cacao and espresso providing the structure to underpin its gloriously lush cassis tones. It's like this estate makes a DIY dinner party trail of wines within its folio as you can move seamlessly from one wine to the next satiating every taste bud in your being.'
Wine Writer: Matthew Jukes
Award: WBM Top 100 Wines of the Year
The Lane Vineyard has been rated by the South Australian Tourism Commission as one of the Tourism Champions in South Australia. (Video: Youtube)