Elegant Burgundian Style. Texture, richness and length.
Colour: Brilliant white gold, green hues
Nose: Citrus blossom, white peach, cashew nut, seville orange marmalade.
Palate: Captivating white peach and grapefruit, brioche, matchstick, zesty acidity, long and seamless.
Food Pairing: Fruits de mare, creamy pasta, oven baked bread and butter.
Winemaker: Michael Schreurs
Viticulturalist: Marty Edwards
Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2013/14
Wine review: "Every year I think that the maximum potential from this idyllic estate has been reached with its heavenly Chardonnays but I am wrong. There appears to be no upper limit in the complexity and quality at The Lane. 2010 Beginning is a game-changer. Here is a full boddied, rich, oaky Chardonnay on paper, which in reality is a weightless, graceful being with incredible length and staggering palate amplitude. Burgundian comparisons abound, but even these pale when considering every single facet of intrigue which this wine holds in its grasp. In order to prove there is Grand Cru prowess above this Premiere Cru wine you must taste 2010 Reginald Germein Chardonnay. This is a different ballgame with more purposeful oak and density. It is also more obviously exotic and layered. The energy, potential and nobility on display in these young wines is nothing short of awe-inspiring."
Wine Writer:Matthew Jukes
James Halliday Wine Companion 2013
Wine review: "A rich layered and complex wine, with white peach, nectarine, fig and creamy cashew aromas and flavours, oak and fruit welded together."
Wine Writer:James Halliday