2005 Elderton Botrytis Semillon (375ml)
A classic Australian sticky. Brilliant gold colour with pale gold hue. Honey and apricot top notes followed by a hint of toffee and light lemon end notes. Rich, luscious palate with flavours of raisin and honey followed by a layer of toffee and apricot. The acidity is sufficient for the short term – A superb example of liquid honeyed Aussie succulence.
Cellar 2-3 years (2008-2009)
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.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #167 (Oct 2006)
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