2016 De Bortoli Noble One 375ml

2016 De Bortoli Noble One 375ml

Sabine Duval

"Yeah, Australia's best dessert wine."

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Love this wine, consistently great."

Johan Axlund

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Sabine Duval

"Yeah, Australia's best dessert wine."

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Love this wine, consistently great."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $40.00 per bottle 20% OFF

$31.99

(buy 12 or more)

$32.99 per single bottle
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Love it or your money back*
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Expert Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionThe inaugural ('82) vintage turned the Australian wine world upside down when [first] released, the US close behind. Its Riverina autumn climate is tailor-made for botrytis, resulting in this exceptionally complex, unctuously sweet wine, acidity providing the all-important balance.
93 Points - Christina Pickard - Wine EnthusiastThis a rich, concentrated wine in color, aroma and flavor. Deep gold in hue, it swims with heady aromas of citrus, honey, ginger and blossoms, all the while underpinned by mushroom. The palate is opulent but not syrupy, with a clean line of acidity cutting through the sweetness and closing on a salty, honeyed note.
93 Points - Joe Czerwinski - Wine EnthusiastDe Bortoli's 2016 Noble One Botrytis Semillon continues a remarkably consistent run for this classic Australian sweet wine. It explodes with notes of dried apricots and candied pineapple on the nose, then follows up with waves of sweet, intense flavors of dried fruit and orange marmalade. At only 10.5% alcohol, it's sugary but admirably drinkable, with a long, mouthwatering finish.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - SilverBeautifully perfumed with plush peach, pineapple and smoky oak, lush tropical fruit braces the seductive, velvety palate.

Tech stuff

10.0
Riverina
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2030
750ml

How's it taste?

Fabulous concentration of citrus and honeyed stone fruits with vanilla bean accentuation from the French oak barriques that it matures in for 12 months make for a mouth-filling delight. And the fusion of sweetness, spice and deft acidity add even more layers of seductiveness to the impressive wine.

How was it made?

The fruit is sourced from our own De Bortoli vineyards plus another vineyard of a long standing supplier of Botrytis Semillon to us. Good rains during January initiatedan early botrytis development, this was followed by a warm dry February and March which halted the progress until the grapes were ripe and the timing of showers of rain just prior to Easter reignited the botrytis with harvest starting mid April and progressive harvesting of fruit over the next 4 weeks allowed us to pick each vineyard when at its best for botrytis flavour and sweetness. Tasting Note Fabulous concentration of citrus and honeyed stone fruits with vanilla bean accentuation from the French oak barriques that it matures in for 12 months make for a mouth-filling delight. And the fusion of sweetness, spice and deft acidity add even more layers of seductiveness to the impressive wine. Wine Style A wine that can be enjoyed just on its own or with a fabulous cheese and fruit platter. But also try with freshly shucked oysters or Foie Grais.

Who made it?

One of Australia's more dynamic family wine businesses, De Bortoli wines is now in it's third generation, having been first established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928 with the business then driven by their son Deen De Bortoli and now third generation Darren De Bortoli alongside his sister Leanne and her husband, De Bortoli Chief Winemaker Steve Webber. De Bortoli wines has been historically based at Bilbul (near Griffith) in the NSW Riverina, but more recently they have expanded into the Yarra Valley (where Leanne and Steve Webber are based), the Hunter Valley and also into Victoria's King Valley. The emphasis in all of the vineyards has always been upon innovation, with De Bortoli credited with the creation of Australia's most famous dessert wine, the Noble One. The De Bortoli winemaking philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard. Their belief is that sustainable vineyard practices will deliver exceptional fruit quality to the winery as well as real environmental benefits. With a focus on careful site selection, vine maturity, high input viticulture and a move towards biological farming principles, De Bortoli Wines are also focusing more and more on single vineyard wines and the expression of specific terroir through their wine. In the winery, minimal interference, allowing the wine to 'make itself' and the mantra ‘it is harder to do nothing’ encapsulate this focus and belief. With an enormous range of wines and labels, it is constantly impressive how consistent (and good value) the De Bortoli wines are. This comes from a simple respect for varietal purity, with Steve Webber renowned for his desire to see varietal expression in the De Bortoli wines. The real secret to the quality of the De Bortoli wines though is simply the winemaking talent. Beyond head honcho Steve Webber the team includes veteran Rob Glastonbury, award winning young winemaker Sarah Fagan and long time Noble One guru Julie Mortlock, all combining to headup one very able winemaking unit."

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