De Bortoli Noble One 2006



Australia, NSW, Griffith
750mL
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'A top-class effort whose lavish, luxuriant expression of concentrated fruit, tightly knit oak and refreshing acidity combine to give it rare shape, structure and vinosity in wines of this style. A luscious, syrupy and soft-cushioned expression of lemon, stonefruit, honey and marmalade moves seamlessly down the palate, finishing with a gentle, but pronounced punctuation and focus.' 95 points Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2009
'This wine is as good as ever, Its bitter orange, ripe cumquat and dried apricot characters will provide you with a true feast for the senses.' Toni Paterson, Australian House And Garden, November 2008
'A more delicate style of Noble One, the 2006 vintage has plenty of noble barley sugar and tropical fruit flavour with moderate sweetness. Best of all it finishes fresh and long.' Angus Hughson, Courier Mail, 8 October 2008
'One of Australia's great sweet wines, this is soft and luscious, with honeyed notes and refreshing acidity.' Tim Atkin, Guardian (UK), 15 September 2008
'This Australian benchmark has aromas of apricot nectar, marmalade and kumquat that lead onto a luscious, balanced palate.' Sally Gudgeon, Sun Herald, 31 August 2008
'This is Australia's best 'stickie' and a benchmark for the style. Brilliantly complex and luscious with aromas of peach, cumquat, nectarine with an overlay of thick honey. The multi-layered palate is rich and luscious. The sweet, opulent fruit is balanced with a lovely fine acidity.' Ray Jordan, West Australian, 30 August 2008
'The granddaddy of Australian botrytised sweet wines remains superb. This latest release shows the usual marmalade, honey, apricot and peach fruit, dressed in subtle French oak, but it's a tad more elegant than usual. Sweet, luscious flavour and fine but lush texture make for a luxurious experience, finishing deliciously long and tangy.' Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, 30 July 2008
'Approaching its 25th vintage, De Bortoli's Noble One was the first and is still one of the very best examples of Australian botrytis semillon. It's intensely flavoured with candied fruit and vanilla in abundance.' Australian Gourmet Traveller, July 2008