Price Range: $13–$18
- Ready to Drink: Immediately upon release
- Great recent vintages in South Australian wine: 2010°, 2012°, 2013 °=all-time great vintage
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
From the land that brought you Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Margot Robbie and Abbie Cornish, consider the 2013 LuLu Sauvignon Blanc by HEWITSON just another in a string of stunning and talented blondes from Australia. Let’s start with the nose, oh what a nose!—quince, passionfruit, lime and flowers when your nostrils are caught at the edge of the wine glass. And then the breed—coming from a single vineyard planted in the 1800s in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, this not only has a stamp of authenticity but an air of authority. And a certain raciness—these aforementioned excellent Aussie actresses haven’t exactly been shy about being nude on the silver screen, and LuLu isn’t shy either. The naked beauty within the body of this white wine isn’t gratuitous or forced but feminine and bold. –J.M.
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