Deen De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon

Never discovered great dessert wine? Here’s your ticket. De Bortoli set the standard for the finest botrytis semillon in the country with Vat 1, then established the benchmark for value in Vat 5. The 2007 made such a storm that I could not imagine that it could be replicated. But here it is, in its unctuous layers of golden syrup, honey, marmalade, glacé fig, butter on toast and crème brûlée. Acid balance is soft and supportive and the length is astonishing. Real dessert wine at an imposter’s price! $10 at Wine List Australia, Aussie Wines, Nilumbik Cellars, No Frills Wine and Dan’s.