Stanton & Killeen Rare Muscat Non Vintage
An appearance of deep brown with an olive tinge. The aromas are reminiscent of Christmas pudding, walnut and subtle chocolate. Fresh fruit cake with intense raisins are balanced with coffee beans from wood maturation. It has a dry and savoury finish with distinct rancio characters. "If a parcel of fruit is regarded as particularly special, it will be kept apart after fortification and may eventually graduate to the Grand or Rare solera system. These wines do not come about every year, and are a product of exceptional vintages, combining depth of fruit with complexity of age. We draw off small quantities from our oldest collection of barrels and then fill these barrels with the next oldest collection. The youngest collection is only occasionally refilled, with wines that have already undergone many years of ageing and careful selection. The final blend is a combination of rich and intense parcels to create a wonderfully layered wine, often involving many generations of winemaking patience. This wine has already been matured in barrels. Bottled in small amounts to achieve maximum freshness, we recommend consuming this wine within two years of purchase, as no further ageing will occur in the bottle. It will keep for some months once opened, although we recommend drinking within four weeks so you can enjoy the luscious freshness that is a hallmark of Rutherglens unique fortified wines." Stanton and Killeen The history of Stanton & Killeen spans seven generations and began when Rutherglen was a fledgling gold mining town in the 1870s. Today, mother-daughter team, Wendy and Natasha Killeen, are looking to the future by combing the best features of the old and the new, continuing the tradition of making award-winning fortifieds and focusing on producing distinctive quality table wine. Winemaker, Andrew Drumm, continues to develop the modified solera system, decades old, which produces some of Rutherglen's most famous muscats, topaques and tawnies.
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Campbells Rutherglen Muscat
Great value from one of Australia's best producers. Fresh fruit aromas with a rich luscious palate of toffee, caramel and prune. Long lingering finish.
Campbells Rutherglen Muscat 375mL$18.05 eachIn any 6$4.81 per 100mLHistory:
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Campbells Rutherglen Muscat 375mL$20.69 eachIn any 6$5.52 per 100mLHistory:
Campbells Rutherglen Muscat 375mL$22.00 eachIn any 6$5.87 per 100mLHistory:
West Cape Howe Cape To Cape Moscato Non Vintage
Showing the palest pink colour with a clear hue, West Cape Howe Cape To Cape Moscato is an intensely aromatic wine. The bouquet exhibits Muscat characters of rose blossom, along with musk, candied citrus and sweet spice. The palate has a light and refreshing base of sweet citrus notes, with hints of passionfruit and guava. The lingering and zesty finish is balanced by natural sugars and crisp acidity. Enjoyed while young, the wine tastes best when paired with wild strawberries, cheeses and rose macarons.
McWilliam's Royal Reserve Brown Muscat
Nice vibrant colour backed by young luscious muscat aroma and flavour and sweetness adding to fruit intensity.
Morris Classic Liqueur Muscat
Long standing icons in the Rutherglen wine region, Morris continue to astound the world with their world class fortified wines. Winners of a trophy cabinet full of awards at all the worlds best wine shows the Morris Classic Liqueur Muscat is rich with ripe raisin flavours which have been beautifully developed. Delicious dessert style wine.
Primitivo Quiles Moscatel
Fragrant, almost heady. Fruity, fresh, floral with some nice wild exuberant earthiness. Smells of oranges, lapsang souchong and raisins. Full-bodied and rich but not too sweet. Really great as an aperitif and a very good cheese wine, thanks to its excellent round, earthily-ripe acidity. You could even serve it with desserts.
Sweet and creamy with layers of strawberries, mouth-watering acidity and bright frizzante bead to finish.
Chambers Rutherglen Liqueur Muscat
Oily in colour and viscosity, aromas of dried apricots, sweet dried Muscat grapes and orange peel abound. The palate has a lovely smooth and viscous mouth feel, with rich, caramel, spicy chocolate-coated dry ginger and orange fruit flavours.
Chambers Grand Muscat Non Vintage
Offering a delightfully intense combination of smoky fruit and spice flavours, this wine has a sweet, lingering finish. Great when enjoyed with rich cakes and desserts or just savour by itself. Heavenly with triple cream cheese. Founded in 1858 by William Chambers and situated just one kilometre west of Rutherglen, on the Corowa road. The original vineyards which were replanted after phylloxera attacked the area in the late 1890's now have some irrigation, and produce low tonnages with wonderful concentrated flavour. Rosewood's fifth generation winemaker Bill Chambers OAM, handed over to son Stephen in 2001. The proud tradition of winemaking continues from the rich old fortified wines made in the early 1900s by great grandfather Will Chambers who started off the wonderful Tokay and Muscat blends which today are renowned throughout the world. The Rare Muscat and Rare Tokay consistently receive perfect, 100 out of 100 scores from the influential wine writer Robert Parker Junior of the Wine Spectator who refers to Bill as the "Master of the Fortified wine business of Australia".