Ottawa, ON

December 2016

 The Lane Vineyard Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz 2013 – $29.95

Matt’s review: The Lane Vineyard continues to impress me with the premium wines they’re producing from their boutique winery in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Block 14 Basket Press Shiraz comes from a small parcel on their estate vineyard that’s perched high up on a hill. With only 860 cases produced, this limited availability wine will not last long once it hits the LCBO shelves in mid-December 2016. The colour is a deep ruby with a purple hue, the nose is loaded with concentrated black cherry, bramble, black currant, black raspberry jam, graphite, Allspice, bacon and sweet pipe tobacco. Rich, layered, and textured, the fine tannins complement the plush yet refreshing mouthfeel that makes this a terrific fire side wine. Enjoy 2016-2022 with Stilton sirloin burgers with onion jam, braised short ribs, or filet mignon with rich balsamic glaze.  This would make a terrific holiday gift for those that enjoy fine wines.  Tasted December 2016. 93 points. Matt Steeves –

Available at LCBO starting December 10, 2016