A medley of quince, fig, honey, crème brulee and citrus marmalade with a refreshing acidity which offsets the richness and lusciousness to give a deftly balanced finish. Nutty oak adds to the tactile layers of this wine adding to the impressive length and style.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: 95 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Some colour deepening, but still bright; De Bortoli remains the best Australian producer of this style, but the world has moved on from the glory days when critics raved about the wine, eagerly awaiting each release. This is still a luscious and perfectly balanced wine. 500ml."
2013 Vintage: Rob Geddes, Australia Wine Vintages 2016 "Finesse within the powerful pure botrytis spectrum, Intense tropical mango, paw paw and apricot aromas. The palate is very rich and sweet, with candied long lusciousness. Low acidity and peaks of tropical and poached citrus fruits, after about 30 seconds. It draws to a close on the correct side of cloying."
From the Winery
Vineyards include the Chauncy block of Semillon, which was the last vineyard of Semillon for Botrytis that Deen De Bortoli planted before his passing. Also the Cercone block of Botrytis Semillon, which is one of the original blocks used for Noble One.
Harvest took place in May following an excellent growing season with rain during Summer initiating the Botrytis in the vineyard but a dry March allowed the fruit to hold status quo in Botrytis development. Showers during April along with some foggy mornings provided ideal conditions for the Botrytis infection to escalate until the combination of flavour and sweetness were most favourable for harvest to begin.
Pale golden in colour with an explosion of stone fruits and citrus. Layers of nuttiness and soft vanillin, backed with a refreshing acidity to create wine of harmony and elegance.
Knowing the history we have with each vineyard, we then harvest, ferment and mature each separately to capture the nucleus of flavours each of them produce. When blended together they enhance and sculpt the personality of the wine we know as Noble One.
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