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De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon
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De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2014

New South Wales, AustraliaNow quite evolved (from a 375mL bottle), look for a medium amber colour and lots of dried orange, lemon, honey, and nuts on the nose, lacking the overt oak of a Sauternes or the racy acidity of a Tokaji. The palate is unctuous with 231 g/L residual sugar, but with surprising freshness on the palate (9.9 g/L total acidity) due to the concentrating effect of using botrytis-affected fruit. The concentration is superb, with pronounced botrytis character that shows why Noble One is one of the world’s great sweet wines. And it’s all yours at a very affordable price, too. I like this as a dessert on its own, and don’t feel like you need to finish the entire bottle in one sitting. It’ll hold in your fridge for at least 2-3 weeks.Tasted: 11 January 2020Tasted by: Geoffrey MossPrices: BC 39.95 375 private wine shops AB 37.95 375 private wine shops ON 29.95 375 The Beer Guy QC 27.00 375 SAQ NS 33.00 375 NSLC Producer: De Bortoli WinesDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SémillonCSPC: 554766UPC: 09300752070841