C.H. Lane `the stache` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale.

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$7.61 per Bottle
$91.35 per case


This wine is an unmistakable McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the big rustic, earthy flavours of the region with robust character and smooth, velvety richness.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep inky red with magenta and dark plum hues


The bouquet is intense and powerful with rich earthy herbs, wet clay and smoky ground coffee. It has obvious fresh oak with an herbaceous background of mint and tomato leaf.


The palate is uncompromising with youthful blackcurrants and cassis flowing onto the early palate then slowly unfolding to reveal layers of coconut, herbs, oak and smoky tobacco. As the flavours build on the tongue they become more complex showing characters of of spiced pudding, licorice and roasted coffee beans. It’s firm rich and full with a dry finish and lingering savoury aftertaste. It has solid tannins that give a big chewy sensation and then finish with a chocolaty smoothness.

Food Matching

Enjoy with a rare rib eye steak or continental smoked sausage. It’s rich and powerful with dominant characters that need strongly flavoured gravy or sauces.

Cellaring Potential

This is a big youthful Cabernet that will reward cellaring for up to 10 years. The raw power will become more rounded and bottle age will add complexity and texture.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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