This afternoon we acquired a few extra bottles of wine to arm us for the holiday season. The most anticipated addition, a 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from producer Clos Saint-André.
For those with a sweet tooth, we also acquired something of a curiosity – from California, a 2010 vintage orange Muscat from producer Quady, this wine is labelled as ‘Essensia’.
Lastly, from New South Wales’ Riverina region, a perennial favourite – a bottle of the 2008 DeBortoli “Noble One” botrytis Semillon, which is really sweet gold in a bottle.
This rich sweetish white from a German distributor is very French in style and taste. The rich gold colour may have indicated that it was a little past its prime when consumed recently, although it was still quite drinkable.
It is a rather typical European white and I do prefer our own Australian whites which seem a little less sweet and lighter in body.