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De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2011 - Half Bottle - 375ml

The Experience

Drink When...
Life is sweet
Listen To...
There Once Was An Ugly Duckling
Think About...
It's not all about looks
Drink With...
Soft blue cheese

The Oddbins Take

Given the poise of this unctuous, zesty dessert wine we'll forgive you for pronouncing it's name wrong. Admit it. You read it as "no bell won" didn't you? And a noble one it is indeed. However, the correct pronunciation is 'knobbly one' in reference to the shape of the grapes used to make this beauty.


You see, the grapes stay on the vine as the season lingers, waiting for the right conditions. The right conditions being the wrong conditions, usually. Wet and warm, and perfect for fungus. Normally, you wouldn't want that. But this Botrytis fungus desiccates the grapes, concentrates the sugars, and leaves a high acidity. Turns them into knobbly little buttons full of butterscotch and quince, glacé pineapple, and citrus marmalade flavours! The grapes might be ugly, but looks aren't everything. This is one of the most awarded wines in history. Maybe we should start pronouncing it 'no bell won'.

Country
Australia
Vintage
2011
Drink
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 15 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Half - 375ml
11.0%
£22.00

£22.00

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Grape
Semillon (100%)
Suitable For Vegetarians
Suitable For Vegetarians
De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2011 - 375ml

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