Friday, 3 February 2012

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2002

As I sipped away sharing this beauty, my companion so wonderfully described, "This is nectar of the Gods." And he was so right.

When any discussion about "stickies" or dessert wines takes place, the De Bortoli Noble One is not far from the conversation and has been recognised for many a vintage as the hero of Botrytis in this country.

The colour was amber, almost like an Indian Pale Ale. Wow! The nose was a seductive mix of honey, mandarins, and apricot nectar. Once it hits the palate, you are in heaven, as all the traits from the nose follow through. Delicately smooth with a thick syrup of goodness layering your mouth. The finish is super long with gorgeous sweetness.

From nose to finish this wine is a pure delight.

The bottle shared was the 750mL and has a price tag nearing $50. The same wine is also available in the 375mL.

Regardless of vintage, you will be immersed in the beauty of Noble One and walk away immensely satisfied.

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