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The Bothie - The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
The 2011 The Bothie has an intensely aromatic / grapey nose with notes of honeysuckle, poached pears and nutmeg. Very sweet, crisp, silken textured and full bodied, it is nicely balanced with a long pure finish. Drink it now while it’s this fresh and vibrant.
2012 - 2012 |
Produced from Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains, the 2010 The Bothie offers a very pale lemon color and a lovely grapey, spicy nose with notes of clover honey and white blossom. The medium-bodied palate is very sweet and very crisp with a nice silky texture and a very long finish of pure, youthful fruit. Drink it now through 2012.
2010 - 2012 |
The 2008 The Bothie is made from Muscat Blanc. Enticing aromas of baking spices, mineral, fl oral, and tropical notes lead to a light-bodied, off-dry, quaffable wine that seems best suited for use as an aperitif. Drink it over the next 12-18 months.
The 2007 The Bothie is 100% Muscat Blanc in the style of a southern Rhone Muscat Beaumes-de-Venise. While drier and less viscous than its French cousin, it offers a pleasant floral and honeysuckle perfume, off dry fruity flavors, and good length. It should prove most useful as an aperitif on a hot summer day.
Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s leading wine estates.
The 2005 The Bothie, while drier and less viscous than its French counterpart, offers a pleasant floral and honeysuckle perfume, light to medium-bodied flavors, and a moderate finish. It is best served as an aperitif on hot summer days. Torbreck, under the leadership of owner/winemaker David Powell, remains a Barossa Valley benchmark as well as one of the world’s greatest wine estates. The top cuvees are limited production and expensive but there are also some outstanding values in the portfolio. With regard to the current vintages for the Barossa red wines, David Powell states “ 2004 is more savory while 2005 has more purity and definition. 2004 is more classic, 2005 will take longer to come around.”
The 2004 The Bothie (100% Muscat Blanc) is a sweet white made in the style of a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Well-made, with flowery orange marmalade notes, good acidity, and 80 grams of residual sugar, this is a lovely dessert wine to enjoy during its first year of life.
2006 - 2007 |
Given David Powell’s fascination with the southern Rhone Valley, it is not surprising he has produced an Australian version of Muscat Beaumes de Venise. The 2003 The Bothie is a sweet white Muscat that is deliriously perfumed, decadent, and extremely light on its feet. Possessing slightly under 13% alcohol, it is made in a refreshing, fruit cocktail-like style that begs to be consumed over the next year as an aperitif or at the end of a meal.
2004 - 2005 |