Saturday October 31, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

An impeccably made botrytis semillon, a mellow, golden South African white and a Robert Parker favourite from Veneto.

9th June, 2012
Deen de Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon 2007.


German immigrant Wolf Blass established a template for the large branded wines for which Australia is now famous. The De Bortoli family have followed this template since establishing their family business on the continent in 1928. Theirs is one of the biggest winemaking firms in Australia. However, they had a breakthrough in the 1990s with the sweet wine, Noble One.

It is impeccably made, with full-on botrytis semillon, in the sauternes manner. It tops...

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