De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2006 v Dan Murphy's Private Bin Botrytis Semillon 2008

It was rather interesting tasting one of Australia's most famous dessert wines against a "clean skin" of the same variety.  Although I do not usually support "clean skin" wines since you do not know what you are getting, and I like to support individual producers who are doing interesting things, this particular clean skin was certainly not embarrassed by its esteemed company.

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon (Australia)
2006

A rather rich nose, with an intense, and well structured, fragrance of apricots.  A palate with length, apricots, sweet nectarines and sugary caramel.  Very good.  90 points.

Dan Murphy's Private Bin Botrytis Semillon (Australia)
2008

An aroma of light nectarines and apricot kernels.  A similar palate.  Behind, but not far behind, the "Noble One" at one third of the price.  86 points.

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