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Domaine A Lady A Fume Blanc

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Domaine A Lady A Fume Blanc

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Louise Radman (2007 Vintage) says
A classic white Bordeaux style, leading with plumes of elegant smoke and whispers of flinty complexity. Pure lemon & grapefruit shine through freshly toasted new French oak & a lick of lemon butter slides through the palate. Wonderful slippery-jack texture & the natural mineral acidity of a cool southerly climate.
96
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A strong influence of oak with a pungent varietal bouquet of gooseberry and tropical fruit; the palate is dominated by oak and is built for the long haul; more exotic guava fruit comes through on the finish, the oak persistent.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Aged for a year in oak and bottle before release this very individual style starts off tasting citrusy and finishes reminding you of good white Bordeaux with 60 to 90 seconds worth of aftertastes.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Lightly grassy aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit and lychees with mineral undertones with a slightly candied aspect are backed by vanilla oak and suggestions of sweetcorn. It's round and rather viscous, with a richly textured presence of tangy varietal fruit knit with sweet, lightly toasty vanilla oak, finishing with pleasing length, refreshing lemony acids and a lick of wet slate. Just a little cloying and confectionery for a higher rating.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Aged for a year in oak and bottle before release this very individual style starts off tasting citrusy and finishes reminding you of good white Bordeaux with 60-90 seconds worth of aftertastes.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
87
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
I love showing people the Lady A wine because it is always such a crowd pleaser, even for those who profess they can't stand Sauvignon Blanc. First there are powerful and crisp grapefruit, slightly grassy aromas lifted by classic spicy French Oak. Then in the mouth its power and generosity of focussed and steely fruit grabs the reins as it takes you on a ride through citrus, lanolin, grass, toasty with hints of butter and nuts just like the greatest White Bordeauxs. Few Australian white wines are truly world class but this is certainly one of them, and one that will age magnificently over the next decade.
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A serious wine; extremely complex, with no signs of going vegetal; perfect oak and fruit integration and balance; long and rich.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
96
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Lightly grassy aromas of gooseberries, lychees and slightly candied vanilla oak precede a long, creamy palate of genuine viscosity. Backed by charry oak, it's long, penetrative and savoury, with a pristine cut of tight varietal fruit and spicy undertones of dried herbs, cinnamon and cloves before a bracing and briney finish of refreshing acidity and a fine chalkiness.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
93
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Aged for a year in oak and bottle before release this very individual style starts off tasting citrusy and finishes reminding you of good white Bordeaux with 60 to 90 seconds worth of aftertastes.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A typically complex, intense and exceptionally long palate; herb, asparagus and gooseberry with seamless oak; another beautiful wine under this label.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
An extraordinarily concentrated sauvignon blanc of almost exaggerated intensity and tightness. Powerful scents of tropical fruits, gooseberries and lychees overlie toasty nuances of vanilla oak, lively cut grass aromas and hints of mineral. Packed with fruit, it's long juicy and zesty, with a taut finish of steely austerity and a lingering briney aspect. It needs time to settle, but should mature with interest!
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
93
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Aged for a year in oak and bottle before release this very individual style starts off tasting citrusy and finishes reminding you of good white Bordeaux with 60 to 90 seconds worth of aftertastes.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Smoky, complex and savoury, this heavily worked sauvignon blanc has a wild, floral and slightly meaty fragrance of lime marmalade, passionfruit and tropical aromas packed by lightly grassy, bacony undertones and sweet vanilla oak. Smooth and richly textured, its fruit is presently slightly subdued beneath a weight of meaty, spicy and smoky oak complexity, but finishes with a salty suggestion of soy sauce and a refreshing lemon rind acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex, potent and powerful; oak 100% integrated; definitely towards white Bordeaux in style, but has varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93

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