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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 3 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2008 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerM. Chapoutier (web)
VarietyShiraz
DesignationDomaine Tournon
VineyardLady's Lane
CountryAustralia
RegionVictoria
SubRegionCentral Victoria
AppellationHeathcote

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Drinking window: Drink between 2017 and 2022 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Genghis88 on 11/1/2014 & rated 89 points: Dark garnet, full bodied
Dark fruit, some all spice off the nose, cardamon, hint of vanilla
Dy, tannic, sour cherries, medium finish, tar

It was MUCH better hour two. Lay this down for 3+ years (415 views)
 Tasted by Brett and Megan on 7/14/2014 & rated 90 points: herby, very hot, mineral, caramel, toffee (591 views)
 Tasted by Brett and Megan on 11/4/2013 & rated 89 points: color is inky, almost black; aroma - butter and toffee, slate, stone, something green (is subtle, but nice high note), eucalyptus; taste - fruit isn't long finish, but tannins are, little eraser, slate, big and chewy, not jammie but some dried prunes; a mild, somewhat weird taste on finish, but not in a bad way (853 views)
 Tasted by Patrick - winereviewer.com.au on 10/26/2013 & rated 93 points: The Lady's Lane is an impressive release even before you taste the wine, it is sealed with wax along with a shapely burgundy bottle and striking label, if you drink with your eyes then your in for a treat.

The wine is an inky dark red to purple in colour, the nose is packed with dark plum, savoury raspberry and violets.

The wine has concentration in spades with dense dark fruits that are at one with savoury and structural tannins, an undercurrent of pepper and undergrowth adds interest.

The finish has considerable drive and lingers with spiced plum.

It will be interesting to see how this wine will age, it is around the 15.5 % mark, but doesn't show it, and has enough structure to flourish over the medium to long term.
Review Link - www.winereviewer.com.au (drink from 2013-2023) (271 views)

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By James Halliday
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (9/25/2012)
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M. Chapoutier

Producer website - Read more about Chapoutier

Shiraz

Varietal article (Wikipedia) | Varietal character (Appellation America)

Australia

Wine Australia (Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation) | Australian Wines (Wikipedia)

Victoria

Wines of Victoria (Victorian Wine Industry Association)

 
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