The Lane Shiraz 2021
Sourced from The Lane estate vineyard east of Hahndorf, a range of blocks and clones, whole berries co-fermented with a dash of Viognier. The styling has excellent estate form, much loved in a previous guise known as Block 5 Shiraz, and now carrying on its storyline with a genuine prettiness in the aromas – thanks in part to the Viognier, but also a cooler climate expression teased here from Hills Shiraz. Florals abound, articulated in a violet note, with weaves of pepper and crunchy black berry fruit, juicy, lively, medium bodied and energetic, with just the faintest of pleasing gastronomic bitters in the finish. A very smart, modern Australian Shiraz.