De Bortoli Deen Riverina Bortrytis Semillon 2009
For my money this is the best value sweet wine in the country. No question. In fact, I’d probably choose this over De Bortoli’s more favoured Noble One most of the time.
This bottle looked a little lighter than some vintages, but still good. There seems less botrytis this vintage and its caster more fresh and juicy, which puts this in an ‘apricots in syrup’ form rather than marmalade. It lacks the concentration of its more fancied rivals, but still with energy and ‘fruit’.
Simple wine, but in the Botrytis Sem stakes this is a value winner.
Details: 11%, Screwcap, $13.90
Tasted: February ’15, Sample
Best Drinking: 2015-2019
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? Yes. I don’t buy cheap sticky often, but if I was this would be a go-to
Buy online: Dan Murphys, Qantas epiQure