Festive Flagship Dozen
We’re offering a dozen premium delights for your festive indulgence. Consider it a little Christmas treat to yourself.
6 x Domaine A Lady A 2018 6 x Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Lady A 2018 A warm, energetic (and record-breaking) vintage is on full song here. A rich, stonefruit-led nose blossoms with white peach, gooseberry, green melon and a gentle, grassy suggestion of hay. Though carrying a little less overt oak influence than usual, it’s very well integrated, balancing tidily against a voluminous, elegant palate of pineapple, passionfruit and gooseberry. Train-track medium-plus acidity leads into a fine, long finish. Will cellar very, very well (7–8 years).
Domaine A Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Very much a product of a cooler year, the long-awaited 2011 vintage of the Domaine A’s flagship wine still showcases the full range of cabernet character synonymous with the vineyard. An earthy, complex blend of potpourri, roasted beetroot and dark fruits (plum, blackberries, cassis) sit beneath spiced top notes of vanilla and faint star anise. Cured meat and a hint of char reward closer inspection, before a long, building finish. Planting a few in the cellar will reap significant rewards down the track.