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2018 JAMES HALLIDAY RESULTS

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We are very proud to announce that we have retained our 5 Red Star rating in the 2018 James Halliday Wine Companion, acknowledging our long track record of excellence and consistently high scores. In this definitive guide to Australian wine, The Lane Vineyard is recognised in the top 10% of wineries in Australia as an “outstanding producer of exemplary quality and typicity”. Of the 14 wines we submitted for review, 4 received scores of 95-96 out of 100 and 13 of 14 our wines achieved points in the 90-96 category.

Our winemaker, Michael Schreurs had the following to say on the results, “Retaining our red five star rating is always a very pleasing result, but to do it with a new record haul of scores across the entire portfolio offers a real sense of achievement for the team. We are particularly happy to see the consistency of improvement across the board, especially with 93 points for our first commercial release of Pinot Noir and recognition of three special value wines in the Block Series range. Unsurprisingly, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay and Shiraz continue to thrive on the national stage, highlighted by our top performing trio of 2014 Reunion Shiraz, 2015 Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz and 2015 Beginning Chardonnay. In respect to vintage assessment, it is clear to see that the outstanding fruit expression of the 2015 and 2016 vintages has been acknowledged in the scoring.”

The 2018 honour roll is as follows (click on the links to read the full Halliday tasting note for each wine):

95 Points – 2015 Beginning Chardonnay

95 Points – 2014 Reunion Shiraz

95 Points – 2015 Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz

94 Points – 2015 Gathering Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

94 Points – 2015 Block 1 Cabernet Merlot

93 Points – 2016 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

93 Points – 2015 Block 5 Shiraz (*Special Value Star)

92 Points – 2016 Block 10 Sauvignon Blanc (*Special Value Star)

92 Points – 2009 Cuvee Helen Blanc de Blancs

91 Points – NV Lois Brut Rose

90 Points – 2016 Block 1A Chardonnay (*Special Value Star)

90 Points – 2016 Block 3 Chardonnay

90 Points – NV Lois Blanc de Blancs