I wouldn't normally recommend two and a half year old Australian sauvignon blanc to anyone, with the main exception being some of our better wooded styles. De Bortoli's 2007 Sauvignon is certainly one I would recommend, which clearly states the complex developed characters attainable through short term cellaring for wooded sauvignon blanc.
Very toasty/nutty on the nose, with pronounced straw, lemon and mineral aromas backed by a suggestion of brine, its compelling fragrance leads into a smooth, rich and savoury palate of restrained fruit character. Finishing with penetrative length and zesty acids, it leaves lasting impressions of briney/salty/seaweed and smoky notes in an almost Islay Malt-like fashion. Complexity and idiosyncrasy define its unique flavour; whether it's derived more through winemaker, bottle age or perhaps other influences I'm unsure, but it's complemented by enough texture, length and acidity to genuinely enthrall the palate.
ü+ A highly original sauvignon blanc unique to the Australian scene. I strongly recommend this to brave, adventurous drinkers, but consume within 12 months (just to be on the safe side). Drink to 2010.