Domaine A

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.347 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Tasmania, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

In a cellar overhaul at the beginning of the year I found I had 6 of these (now 4) which need to be drunk over the next few years. Herbal menthol and mint aromas. With time strong scent of Geraniums. Medium weight and savoury with M minus Acid and Tannins. A very good Cabernet in the lighter style - more Cru Bourgeois than Napa. Tasted again 16 weeks later on 1st October with consistent notes.

In a cellar overhaul at the beginning of the year I found I had 6 of these (now 4) which need to be drunk over the next few years. Herbal menthol and mint aromas. With time strong scent of Geraniums. Medium weight and savoury with M minus Acid and Tannins. A very good Cabernet in the lighter style - more Cru Bourgeois than Napa. Tasted again 16 weeks later on 1st October with consistent notes.

Jun 15th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Initial notes of asparagus showing it’s cool climate origins. This hung around longer than expected. Domaine A is the pick of Tasmanian Cabernets where the problem has always been getting the grapes to ripen sufficiently. From previous examples I expected more from this Wine but still satisfying exhibiting A little black currant with the Capsicum and Geranium notes. After 2 hours it was giving aromas of menthol/eucalyptus. Tasted again 47 weeks later on 27th March 2019 with consistent Notes. Could have been left bank Bordeaux.

Initial notes of asparagus showing it’s cool climate origins. This hung around longer than expected. Domaine A is the pick of Tasmanian Cabernets where the problem has always been getting the grapes to ripen sufficiently. From previous examples I expected more from this Wine but still satisfying exhibiting A little black currant with the Capsicum and Geranium notes. After 2 hours it was giving aromas of menthol/eucalyptus. Tasted again 47 weeks later on 27th March 2019 with consistent Notes. Could have been left bank Bordeaux.

Apr 29th, 2018
Brad Pejcic

Intense dark fruits, dried herbs, long and structured. Could go another 10 years easy but it drinking great now.

Intense dark fruits, dried herbs, long and structured. Could go another 10 years easy but it drinking great now.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.4

2006 vintage - big wine with lots of cool climate Cabernet tones - years ahead of it

2006 vintage - big wine with lots of cool climate Cabernet tones - years ahead of it

Jul 5th, 2015
Soon Koh

Can’t say I’m a fan. Green pepper herbaceous testing. Grapes not ripe?

Can’t say I’m a fan. Green pepper herbaceous testing. Grapes not ripe?

Apr 23rd, 2018
Big Wave Dave

Big, bold, stewed plumb and raisin character. Still firm tannins and good grip but fruit is on the wane. Great but +2pts 5 yrs ago

Big, bold, stewed plumb and raisin character. Still firm tannins and good grip but fruit is on the wane. Great but +2pts 5 yrs ago

Oct 5th, 2017
Brian Hersholt

Boys dinner at Beast (London), with AJ, Dumas And Rufus

Boys dinner at Beast (London), with AJ, Dumas And Rufus

Sep 20th, 2017
Michael Funes

Best sub $40 wine I have had. In fact, I would rather drink this wine over many wines twice the price. Australian, but tastes more French.

Best sub $40 wine I have had. In fact, I would rather drink this wine over many wines twice the price. Australian, but tastes more French.

Aug 6th, 2017
Ryan Kus

Brings back memories of an amazing trip to Tasmania

Brings back memories of an amazing trip to Tasmania

May 12th, 2017
Big Wave Dave

Massive nose - dark fruit, prune, and mint. Slightly past it's prime. The tannic structure and the acid are still very much in tact but the fruit is on the decline and starting to show raisiny sweetness which overpowers the characteristic eucalyptus twist. Still a big, rich, enjoyable wine

Massive nose - dark fruit, prune, and mint. Slightly past it's prime. The tannic structure and the acid are still very much in tact but the fruit is on the decline and starting to show raisiny sweetness which overpowers the characteristic eucalyptus twist. Still a big, rich, enjoyable wine

Feb 21st, 2017