De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 1991


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75cl bottle.

Perhaps the most famous wine in Australia.

Darren De Bortoli created Noble One at his family winery in 1982, to this day it is still one of the most awarded wines in history and the oldest examples are sensational.  More than three decades after this pioneering Botrytis Semillon took the world by storm, internationally acclaimed Noble One remains the benchmark of Australian ‘Botrytis’ dessert winemaking.

Up until 1990, wines were matured in coarse-grained French oak puncheons produced in Australia, which gave plenty of oak character but leaked!  With effect from the 1990 vintage, tight-grained Seguin Moreau (as used by Ch. d’Yquem) has been used.

Critic Reviews:

89/100 Ronan Sayburn 2010

Sarah Ahmed -A cool but dry vintage with a slow onset of botrytis.  Amber, with a lifted, well-defined peach nose.   This vintage, the second to mature in tighter grained Seguin Moreau oak has a finer palate, long, persistent and poised with vanilla, peaches and cream.  Mouth-watering acidity to the finish accounts for the poise and length.  Very good and lots of life yet. 141g/l residual sugar/12.3% abv