De Bortoli, Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2019 Riverina

16.5

Tasted from a 3-cl mini sample bottle. Presented by winemaker Julia Mortlock. This is the 40-year anniversary of the first release of the De Bortoli Noble One. 20- to 60-year-old Sémillon vines on sandy loam, 129 m. Mostly estate fruit but they also get fruit from one long-term grower of botrytis Sémillon. The wine spends a year in barrel. TA 9.4 g/l, pH 3.62, RS 250 g/l. Screwcap.
Deep gold. Lusciously sweet. Toffee and honeycomb, syrupy crème brûlée, baked bananas in maple syrup. This is sweet enough to bring out a fine bread of sweat on any top lip. Weighty and full, without any pretence at European acidity. A sweetie for the most sweet-toothed. (TC)

Producer
De Bortoli
Cuvée
Noble One Botrytis
Grape variety
Appellation
Riverina
Country
Colour
White
Alcohol
10%
Score
16.5
When to drink
2022
2029
Published on
11 May 2022
Date tasted
Reviewer
Stockist
£19.99 per 50 cl RRP imported by North South Wines