C.H. Lane `the stache` Shiraz 2008 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Suitable for Off Premise

Rich and powerful, this expression of McLaren vale Shiraz is a feast for the senses. It’s robust and full of the exotic flavours of dark cherries, plums, mocha and savoury spices with great length and structure.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is deep cherry red with rich Burgundy hues and sticky alcohol legs.

Aroma

The bouquet combines ripe dark berry fruit with a heavy earthy, gamey complexity. It has fragrant mixed spice and potpourri with vanillin oak and coffee aromas.

Palate

On entry it’s a burst of dark berry fruit that swells with a chocolaty richness combining big oak, tannins and alcohol. The palate weight is heavy and unctuous with a long, smooth mouth-feel and smoky, earthy flavours. It’s a solid, rich wine with spice, game and tobacco characters lingering on the palate. It has a multi dimensional feel across the flavour and texture spectrum of the palate. The finish is round and dry with considerable complexity.

Food Matching

Lamb and steak dishes make obvious choice for wines with this richness but try it with a range of soft and hard cheese, dried fruit and crusty bread.

Cellaring Potential

With the benefit of screw cap closure and a cool stable environment this wine cellar for over 8 years and will develop a mild crust with time. Breathing for 30 minutes or more is recommended and decanting is advised as the wine ages.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

Born in Adelaide in 1959, Christopher Hugh Lane (CH to his mates) has dedicated much of his life to wine. Whilst little is known about the man, his trouble with fast cars, motorcycles, even faster women and a perpetual “need for speed” has overshadowed much his winemaking career.

I first met the reclusive CH in my early wine industry days and he’s been a mentor ever since. He’s always been strangely limelight reluctant (which may have something to do with a witness protection program - I’ve never asked), however, after years of hiding behind the scenes I’ve finally convinced him to release his own label. Much like the man himself, it’s minimalist and straight to the point … just the facts!

After an early career as a “rock doctor” CH turned up in the Barossa Valley in 1981 sporting his distinctive handlebar moustache. He became affectionately known as “the ‘stache” it’s a nickname that’s lasted ever since.

Over the last 30 years he’s been behind some well known names and worked alongside many winemaking legends while riding the corporate train. Today however, he’s dispensed with the bullshit and his vision is simply to make honest, straight forward wines to share with like minded enthusiasts. “the ‘stache” are solid, authentic wines that speak for themselves.

Although he’s a little more reserved these days, the ‘need-for-speed’ is still alive and well, so when he’s not poking around the winery he’s always looking for an excuse to get the leathers out and head to the track for a quick blast or to tinker around with one of the restoration projects he’s got on the go.

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