94 Points Robert Parker
Produced from 100% botrytis infected Semillon, the 2009 Noble One was matured in 33% new French oak barriques, 47% in one and two year old French oak barriques with the remaining 20% unoaked. It is profoundly scented of orange marmalade, clover honey, preserved ginger and fragrant musk with hints of dried apricots, jasmine and toast. Very sweet, concentrated and rich in the mouth (201 grams per liter of residual sugar), it has a good backbone of very crisp acid cutting through the opulence, finishing long and layered. Delicious now, it should keep to 2022+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. April, 2012
96 Points James Halliday
Noble One has long established itself as the best botrytis semillon in Australia, and this vintage simply reinforces that reputation; fruit, oak, luscious fruit and acidity all play their part on the extremely long and complex palate. 500ml. Drink to 2019.
Source: James Halliday. August, 2012