The humble Muscat grape originates from France, but you want find much of it grown there anymore. Instead, it has become a bit of an icon in Australia and Rutherglen Victoria has the climate that seems best suited to the varietal. Long dry seasons and rich rugged soils have seen it catapulted into the limelight. Chambers just so happens to be located in Rutherglen and has attracted fans from far abroad, most notably Robert Parker and James Halliday.
This small, family operated winery was established in North Eastern Victoria, by William Chambers in 1858, and is now operated by fifth generation winemaker Bill Chambers. The non-irrigated vines, many of which are over 80 years old, produce low yields with wonderful concentrated flavours. Rich and spicy, the nut, coffee and black cherry flavours keep building upon one another to finish explosively with more cherry, caramel and coffee notes on the long finish. The wine will not deteriorate once opened and will allow months of drinking pleasure. Serve as an aperitif or after dinner drink.
Awards and Accolades
Special Value Wine, 89 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Pink-orange; a blend of 2-4-year-old wines, and still showing the spicy/grapey/raisiny flavours of young muscat - but of quality."
From the Producer
Brilliant clarity, deep orange-gold colour with strawberry highlights. Fresh intense varietal aromas of Turkish Delight, musk, tea rose, vanilla, soft sweet spice, fruitcake, raisin, sultana, dried berries, and quince paste finishing with a subtle lift of spirit. Rich and flavoursome layers of fruit, extending those found on the nose (raisin, musk, dried plum, quince, vanilla and spice). Youthful, luscious finish with gentle warmth from spirit.
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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