Yalumba Museum Antique Muscat N.V. [375 mL HALF-BOTTLE] (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [D 96] [AG 94] [WE 92]

Yalumba Museum Antique Muscat N.V. [375 mL HALF-BOTTLE]
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [D 96] [AG 94] [WE 92]

Regular price $50.00 Sale price $21.97 Save $28.03

D96 AG94 WE92
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Notes From the Winemaker:

Yalumba Museum Antique Muscat NV is made entirely from the red and pink sports of the Muscat, a Petite Grains grape variety grown in the Rutherglen and other traditional areas of northern Victoria. Dry-grown vineyards in these warm regions are ideally suited for producing exceptionally ripe fruit. The grapes ripen with considerable raisining of the berries regularly producing over 20 Baume. The wine is fortified with neutral grape spirit with no, or very little fermentation to retain the varietal and raisined flavours and liqueur sweetness in the final wine. After many years of maturation, a selection of older and younger wines are judiciously blended to produce a complexity and balance of fruit and aged characters. The base blend from which the Museum Muscat is bottled is regularly re-blended to perpetuate the consistency and complexity of the classic style from year to year.

Tasting Notes:

This luscious dessert wine is deep amber to tawny in color, with the classic perfumed aroma of the muscat grape - rose petal, ginger and orange peel, with a hint of raisined fruit. The palate has a soft, luscious texture, and is richly flavored displaying a balance of fruit and aged characters. The finish is full and rich with raisined fruits and spices lingering in the aftertaste.
Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Decanter:
Aromatic nose of sultana, jasmine and fig. The palate is luscious, seamlessly integrated sweetness. Full and rich, combines perfectly fruit and spice. Long fresh finish.
94 Points - Vinous Media:
"Deep copper color. Dense scents of cherry, candied plum, dark toffee, mocha and marzipan. Chewy, dense and remarkably deep, with powerful fruit tones ranging from red berries to caramelized orange, with complicating toffee and burnt sugar tones. To call this a bargain is a serious understatement." - Josh Raynolds (Jul/Aug '06)
92 Points & Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast:
"Dried lemon and floral aromas lead to loads of botrytis spice and bitter lemon peel in this young, full-bodied sweetie, with hints of lively lime and honey. Medium sweet. Very intense. Best after 2014." - JS (3/31/2010)