This wine’s deep brassy color suggests honey, and the aromas of honey, dried apricots, vanilla and baking spices reinforce that suggestion of sweetness. On the palate, it delivers honeyed richness and a complex array of flavors balanced by decent acidity. It remains the standard bearer for Australian botrytis wines.
One of Australia’s most noted dessert wines does not disappoint: It’s medium-full in the mouth, with warming burnt sugar and meat aromas, which are followed up by apricot, peach and butterscotch flavors and a dry finish. Definitely has a buttery, oily quality to it, through and through. Needs no accompaniment to end a meal well. Imported by De Bortoli Wines USA Inc.
De Bortoli has made Noble One into one of Austrlia’s benchmark dessert wines through consistently strong efforts like the 2005. Scents of vanilla and cinnamon add layers of complexity to the dried apricot and orange marmalade flavors. Medium-bodied and sweet, with a long finish, pair it like you would any fine Sauternes.
This is a safe bet for people who aren’t big on sweeties: It’s balanced and round, and not too cloying. Tastes of apricot and a sweet hint of citrus, like lemon sorbet, and smells like dried pineapple fruit and lemon pudding.