A combination of great age, complex rancio characters and skilful blending has created an intensely complex palate of tea leaf, old oak, molasses and malt. A Rutherglen masterpiece.
Food Matching: This extremely rare and limited wine is best savoured on its own for that very special occasion. Also wonderful with world’s finest cheeses.
Cellaring Potential: Fortified wines are aged in barrel and not intended for lengthy maturation in bottle. They should be consumed within 18 months of purchase to be enjoyed at their best.
Awards and Accolades
94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Pale golden brown; the scented bouquet of butterscotch and honey leads into a beautifully balanced and silky palate building on the flavours of the bouquet, before a gloriously fresh finish. While some may have been aged in oak for up to 5 years, this is all about freshness and nascent, youthful, varietal character."
From the Winery
To make our fortified Muscadelle, the grapes are left on the vine to get really ripe; many of them shrivel up to raisins. The fruit is picked and crushed. This macerates for a few hours in order to allow any raisined berries to swell up. It is then pressed and the juice prevented from fermenting by the addition of high-strength neutral alcohol. The wine is allowed to settle for a few days before being racked off to barrel for maturation. The Rutherglen level of the classification is for the youngest wines with only a few years barrel age.
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