We can place this in the column marked "seriously delicious". This pale-crimson rose throws juicy strawberry, pomegranate, musk and orange flavours at you in the most refreshing and more-ish of ways. Open it up and it sings beautifully, right there and then. The strawberry notes here are really quite something.
Campbell Mattinson - THE WINE FRONT April 2021 Rated 93 pts
A pale cherry hue; pretty florals, watermelon and spiced strawberries with refreshing lemony-acidity and a lick of sweetness on the finish.
Jane Faulkner Wine Companion
Lane's End 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 -(Special value)
Lane's End 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) -Drink To 2031 -(Special value)
"The 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 - Drink to 2029 - (Special value)
L'autre Pinot Noir 2018
Goodhue; red and purple flowers, part field/part forest, are very attractive
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Rating 95 pts - Drink to 2028 - (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+
An 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 tannins.
Halliday Wine Companion 2020 Rating 95 pts Drink To 2027
Lane's End Pinot Noir 2018
A pretty wine. A wine offering an exaggerated exhibition of florals. Mint and roses, chocolate and boysenberries, pine-forest characters, lavendar oil. A highly distinctive wine. Fresh, flavoursome and flamboyant. Satisfying through the finish. Nothing at all sour about it and yet it's not over cooked.; it's daisy fresh.
Campbell Mattinson-The Wine Front - 13.5% Alc Drink 2021-2017+ Rated 92+pts
Superb deep purple-crimson colour through to the rim; a voluptuous plum compote style. Good now, but once its puppy fat is polished off it will be very good.
Halliday Wine Companion 2021 Rating 96 pts - Drink to 2038 -(Special Value)
Lane's End Pinot Noir 2019
A highly perfumed wine with boysenberry, kirsch, violet and sweet, woodsy, spice notes running joyfully through the palate. This is lifted and lovely. There are gum leaf characters here too but the work in context. The element of crushed/dry/exotic spice here is a highlight. It almost drives into pot pourri territory. It's quite delicious. It feels refreshing too, despite its inherent complexity.
Campbell Mattinson - THE WINE FRONT April 2021 Rated 93+pts
There's no doubt this will be more refined in another year or so. Yet it is gloriously rich and ripe for drinking now. Heady aromas, dark fruits layered with spices, pepper, eucalyptus, chinotto and blood orange zest, all in unison across the full bodied palate. Tannins are plush velvet and so moreish. Resistance is futile.
Halliday Wine Companion 2022 Rating 95 points - Drink to 2029