Wednesday, October 14, 2009

De Bortoli Noble One

What happens when you drink Noble One after ten years? I just had a half bottle of the 1998 De Bortoli Noble One over two days.

The first thing to notice is the wine is strong, still on the second day, and probably has a decade to go at least. A pleasing aspect is that the overwhelming power of the sweet honeyed fruit is still there, but maybe slightly reduced from the release date - and the sweetness is a bit less as well. The length is good, although not matching the top Sauternes.

It is a wonderful desert wine, to drink in small doses, and it is worth while to put it away for some time. (I had the original 82 after 20 years and it was still great.)

Score: 95/0

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