Sunday, 14 July 2013

Domaine Thomas-Labaille l'Authentique 2011

Sancerre is a region within the Loire Valley and is primarily planted with Sauvignon Blanc. There is also a little Pinot Noir planted but I have never had the chance to taste a red from the region. The wine-makers in the area utilize more oak than the producers in Australia which contributes to a more textural experience in the French versions.

Domaine Thomas-Labaille l'Authentique 2011

This is the best Sauvignon Blanc that I have had in a long time as it combines fragrance, medium thick textural on the mid-palate and balanced flavours. The flavours are more in the savoury veggie end of the spectrum with asparagus, crushed oyster shells, citrus, banana skins and lemon blossom. These interesting flavours sit on a long palate that finishes with refreshing acidity.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: $34
Rated: 91
Drink: Now - 2017
Importer: Eurocentric Wine

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