92 Pts Wine Enthusiast
Please note, this is a 500ML sized bottle!
"Fortified Muscats from the Barossa are rare these days, but this is a delicious stickie well worth trying. It delivers cherry-scented toffee and toasted walnuts on the nose, then adds caramel to the mix. Itâs nicely balanced between fruit and nutty complexity. (Rated 11/11)" 92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Colour is glowing red brown. It has a bouquet of mixed spice, fragrant raisin fruit and an undertone of rancio. The palate is intense and has a silky lusciousness with the delicious taste of raisins. As a dessert wine with such glorious delights as sticky date pudding, dark chocolate or perfect with walnuts in front of the fire."
"This is a non-vintage wine and is a blend of vintages which have been maturing in oak hogsheads for many years. Made from Muscat a Petits Grains Rouge (Red Frontignac) from three exceptionally old Barossa vineyards, one planted over 100 years ago. The traditional method is followed in the making of this wine. The juice is fortified whilst still on skins and after pressing is aged for some years in old oak barrels." -Winery
"Of the four principal varieties of the muscat grape, including Muscat of Alexandria, Muscat Blanc, Muscat Hamburg, and Muscat Ottonel, the most widely propagated and also most representative of the family character is Muscat Blanc, known as Muscat Frontignan in France and Moscato di Canelli in Italy."
"Each muscat produces, with subtle variation, wines with the distinct, intense, aromatic, sweet, and easily-recognized scent of muscat and, unusual for most wine varieties, that actually taste like grapes. Muscat of Alexandria and Muscat Hamburg are, in fact, cultivated as table grapes, as well as for making wine."
"Muscat is a very ancient variety and, with its strong and distinctive perfume. The full name is Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains and the berries are quite small and round, but not always white. The spectrum includes pale green, pale yellow, golden, pink, red, brown, and black berries. Some vines produce fruit that can be different colored each vintage." -Winery