Elderton Sémillon Botrytis 2006
'[94 pts Robert Parker] The 2005 Shiraz ''Nurioopta'' is purple/black with a brooding nose of smoke' tar licorice blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied and voluptuous it is dense and concentrated with gobs of spicy black fruit flavors. It will evolve for 3-5 years and drink well through 2020.
Elderton Wines is a small, family-owned winery, situated in the heart of Australia’s Barossa Valley that has shot to world acclaim producing some of Australia’s most highly regarded shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. The second generation of the Ashmead family, brothers: Cameron and Allister now run the winery day to day and are passionate about producing wines that are balanced, varietally correct and classic in nature.
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There is one white wine, a sticky made from Semillon. The 2006 Botrytis Semillon is medium gold with aromas of peach, apricot and candied tropical fruits. The wine is ripe, viscous, and age-worthy. Drink it with fruit tarts and cheesecake.
Vivid gold. Spicy orange and peach scents offer good clarity and lift. Sweet pit fruit and melon flavors are moderately deep, with a tangy citrus bite adding energy. Less exotic than the 2005 but probably more flexible with food.
Bright gold. Ripe peach and apricot scents are deepened by buttery toffee and toasted nuts. Silky, sweet and pure, displaying an array of caramelized orchard and pit fruit flavors. Lush and open-knit on the long, sappy finish. This is a dessert by itself.
Somewhat under the radar for American consumers is Elderton's top-class Semillon Botrytis. The 2005, a Sauternes look-alike, reveals aromas of creme brulee, buttery pineapple, and toasty oak in its rich, moderately sweet personality. Good background acidity and structure suggest it will evolve nicely for a decade.
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