Pinot Noir 2015
First class colour; a powerful Pinot with excellent varietal expression, cherry allsorts and blood plum to the fore.
Great rewards beckon for those with patience.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 Rating 96 pts (Outstanding wine)-Special value
Pinot Noir 2016
Classy presentation (especially the label) appropriate for a seriously good pinot with supple cherry and plum fruit. The complex texture reflects the quality of the winemaking. The finish too, is long and balanced.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 Rating 97 pts (Exceptional) -Special value
vines are over 30 years old, it’s all fermented wild, it spends 19 months in
oak, 66% new. Gold medal winner at the Macedon Ranges Show .
It is indeed a lovely wine. Creamy oak pours prominently through but the fruit exudes confidence. Sweet-sour cherry, pine resin, orange peel and then smoky, spicy , meaty notes. It steps surely through the palate and proudly through the finish. There is a whole lot to like here. What's more, its future looks full of promise.
93+ Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au
This is a Pinot Noir of substance which echoes some of the wines of Pommard. The structure is comparatively firm, but the intense varietal flavours carry it well. Cellar.
Winewise Championship Pinot Noir 2019
L'autre Pinot Noir 2017
Excellent crimson-purple colour and clariy; Lane's End is establishing a constant style that throws the quality of the fruit onto centrestage. This is a great example, with no whole bunches and no new oak. There's a depth to the red and black cherry fruit that is remarkable, and will underwrite the development of spicy floral notes over the next 3-5 years.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 Rating 95 pts (Outstanding wine) - Special value
Lane's End Pinot Noir 2017
It's a reductive, meaty Pinot with cranberry, dry spice, woodsmoke and mint flavours slipped through a core of ripe, red cherry. The words "woodsy spices" springs to mind. It needs to be decanted; its reductive characters persist but air certainly helps, and by the second glass you find yourself succumbing to a pretty full-on charm offensive.
Campbell Mattinson-The Wine Front- 92+pts Posted 26.6.19 Drink 2020-2026+
ethereal pinot. Incredibly floral with spiced cherries, blood orange,
mint and a whiff of oak.There’s a delicacy to this and it
offers such enjoyment as the palate is just medium-bodied with fine
Jane Faulkner-James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Rating 95 pts To 2027
Lane's End L'autre Pinot Noir 2018
So fresh, so pretty. If you don't enjoy this then you're a stick in the mud. Redcurrant, sweet spice notes, forest berries and mint. Drinking it is like walking through a cool grove, picking berries as you go. It's not necessarily complex or overly-long but it's refreshing, cool and oh-so-enjoyable.
Campbell Mattinson-The Wine Front- 90 pts Posted 26.6.19 Drink 2019-2023