Super sticky

David Franz Sticky Botrytis Semillon 2011 (500ml), Barossa Valley, AUD $20

This has a deep amber colour showing its age and is viscous in the glass. The toasty, savoury bouquet has notes of dried fruits, nuts, oak and resin. It’s rich and mellow in the mouth, superbly complex and not overly sweet, but balanced and very drinkable. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 10.2%

Ageing: drink now to five years

Food: drink with various cheeses, especially creamy blues and hard cheeses like cheddar and parmesan

Stockists: David Franz Wines; Oak Barrel, Sydney – NSW; Black Heart and Sparrows, Melbourne – Vic (AU)

Ranked #2 of 55 2011 Sémillon tasted from Australia

Price Benchmark: AUD $45.00 Avg 96pt 2011 Sémillon tasted from Australia

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