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2005 De Bortoli Wines Semillon Noble One Botrytis New South Wales (half bottle)
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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2007

($29; for 375 ml.) Medium gold. An exotic collection of honeyed pit and tropical fruit aromas are complemented by vanilla bean, baking spices and sweet butter. Fleshy and round but energetic, with zesty peach and poached pear flavors sharpened by juicy acidity. Finishes clean and long, leaving vanilla and honeyed peach flavors behind. Still young.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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