2013 Domaine A " Lady A" Sauvignon Blanc Tasmania (Previously $50) SKU #1281957

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Beyond their long lived cabernet based wines Domaine A’s best known and perhaps most highly revered wine is their Lady A Sauvignon Blanc. Described by renowned wine critic James Halliday as being “the finest oaked Sauvignon Blanc” he ever tasted. This wine is meticulously crafted from one block of 26 year old vines cropped exceptionally low to concentrate flavor. The wine is fermented in 100% new French oak and spends a full year on the lees. Then, as is customary with Domaine A’s wines, it rests another two years in bottle before release. Upon tasting this wine I was simply blown away by it’s flavors and textures. It is truly unique and special. Taking inspiration from the great white wines of Pessac-Léognan (Domaine de Chevalier, Haut-Brion, Smith Haut Lafitte) but adding another layer of decadence and exotic fruit expression. My colleagues thought I had lost it when I told them I had bought some $50 Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc...that was until they tasted it...even Bordeaux maestro Ralph Sands and Clyde "King of the Medoc" Beffa gave the wine their seal of approval adding some to their own formidable cellars! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer)

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  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    2/1/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Wow did this turn my little world wine order on its head! The Domaine A Lady A from Tasmania would fit perfectly in a flight with Domaine de Chevalier, Laville Haut Brion and even Haut Brion blanc... We were all dumbfounded at the stupendous quality of the wine. I will be putting down some bottles in my cellar for the future. No- I will be putting them in the locker where it is harder for me to open them to early! This oily, deep, complex wine has laser like acidity and length for days. A stunner!
    Drink from 2017 to 2033
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    1/31/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This positively jumps out of the glass and to the top of my greatest Sauvignon Blanc's list. Ryan, our buyer shared a sample of this wine with the staff over a year ago and everyone who tasted it basically went crazy. It is finally here and every bit as good as I remember. This is for the serious white Bordeaux fans or anyone who has ever enjoyed the wines of Didier Dagueneau. It's loaded with intense floral and tropical notes and very densely fruited. However, the name of the game here is balance. The wine is in 100% new French oak, but you'd never guess it. It has tremendous richness, but is never heavy. It does NOT suffer the fate of many new oaked California Chardonnays. The bright acid keeps the wine alive and lifted glass after glass. Not to mention it endows the wine with the ability to age effortlessly for quite some time. I never thought I'd find a Sauvignon Blanc that might bring challenge to the great Didier Dagueneau wines of the Loire, but here it is. I'm buying one for now, and a few for the cellar.

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