C.H. Lane 'the 'stache' Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2010 (12 x 750mL), SA

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The quest to make the ultimate Pinot Noir is the vinous equivalent of courting the enchanting Sirens of Greek mythology; she is a beautiful and dangerous temptress. In 2010 she was forgiving and generous. This wine is rich and full bodied with layers of flavour that caress the palate.

South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Typically for this variety the appearance is mid red with flashes of crimson, cherry and earthy brick red.


The bouquet is alluring with sweet strawberry fruit and savoury oak and game in the background. It’s best enjoyed in a large, wide bowled glass with long sides and narrow opening to capture the aromatics as they swirl around the head space.


The challenge of Pinot Noir is that it can be something of a “prima donna”, when it’s good it is truly outstanding. This 2010 displays the best cool climate characters of ripe fruit, complex earthy herbs, smoked meats and harmonious vanillin oak. The body weight is full, the tannins soft and the finish is long and smooth … a sophisticated, sexy sensation.

Food Matching

Chinese style twice cooked roast duck with crispy skin, hoisin sauce and egg noodles is a great match however this is a universal food friendly wine that will go with everything from chicken liver pate and crackers to beef Wellington.

Cellaring Potential

If you’ve got the perfect cellaring conditions, constant temperature of 14 – 17 degrees, low humidity and no light or vibration, this wine will cellar for decades and continue to evolve …or you can enjoy it right now!

Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

My first winemaking experience was harvesting grapes in the Barossa Valley during vintage 1981. Long hot days were spent hand picking bunches of sweet, sticky Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and a host of other nearly forgotten varieties. At the end of each day after the last bins were tipped into the crusher, we’d meet at the weighbridge with Peter Lehmann for a bottomless glass of robust Shiraz and an inspired conversation about the new wines and vintage developments.

After three decades my day still ends with a nice glass or two of Shiraz or maybe Chardonnay but a lot has changed over that time. From a humble cellar hand plunging skins in open concrete fermenters during the 1980’s, to debating the appropriate cooperage for Hunter Shiraz with Len Evans in the 1990’s to the corporate boardrooms of giant multinationals in the 2000’s, I’m now back to making wine as an independent negociant.

Based in the heart of McLaren Vale, I’m surrounded by wonderful old vineyards and dozens of modern wineries run by talented winemakers. The joy of being a negociant winemaker is the flexibility to be able to source grapes and make wine anywhere throughout Australia. The benefit is an unlimited resource of varieties, regions, styles and skills to craft individual batches of unique wines without constraints.

My goal is to create genuine, honest wines that showcase flavour, vitality and life. Good wine should be accessible to all and be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle with fine food, close friends and plenty of fun. I have many favourites but I believe variety is the spice of life and I enjoy discovering new flavours and stretching the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

From an old favourite to something exotic, tantalizing and new, I hope you enjoy the journey through my selection of classic Australian wines.

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