Festive Gift Guide

Sweet wines for the festive season

By Halliday Promotion

It’s the season of indulgence and that, of course, means sweet wines are on the menu. Whether it’s to pair with the pudding or cheese course at your special event, or simply to savour on its own following a decadent meal, this selection of lusciously rich semillon wines has you covered. (The beautiful packaging is a bonus for gifting.)

De Bortoli sweet wines
1. De Bortoli 90th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Noble 750ml, $90
This limited release blend has an average blended age of 20 years, including a portion from De Bortoli’s original 1982 vintage of Botrytis Semillon to deliver this dark mahogany, complex, rich and concentrated wine after many years of maturation.

2. 2016 De Bortoli Botrytis Semillon by Florence Broadhurst 375ml, $20
This limited edition Botrytis Semillon, in collaboration with Florence Broadhurst, perfectly reflects the artist’s whirlwind of creativity, evoking a striking balance of fresh, citrus characters and refreshing acidity. It makes the perfect gift with two timeless designs.

3. 2016 De Bortoli Noble One 375ml in tin canister, $36
A fabulous concentration of citrus and honeyed stone fruits with vanilla bean accentuation from the French oak barriques that it matures in for 12 months, adding layers of seductiveness to this impressive wine with a fusion of sweetness, spice and deft acidity.