Price:  £15.95 | Case Rate: £15.16
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Chambers Rosewood Vineyards - Rutherglen Muscat NV (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Victoria
  • Grape: Muscat
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge
  • Alcohol Percentage: 19%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (NV) VS: 91 (NV) JR: 16 (NV) WS: 90 (NV) WE: 90 (NV) JH: 90 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

The Rutherglen Muscat is typically tawny red in colour with aromas of rose petals, raisins and dried fruit. These characters carry through to the palate, balanced with fresh acidity and the strength of its alcohol content. The resulting wine is unctuous and rich yet zesty and balanced.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (NV)89 pts

Wine Advocate #189 Jun 2010 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown -The NV Rosewood Vineyards Muscat appears only slightly less complex than the Muscadelle. Possessing a very pale brown color with a glint of gold, this wine is quite grapey on the nose with notes of brandied sultanas and spice cake. In the mouth it?s very sweet and rich with relatively medium-high acid to balance. The finish is very long with flavors of spicy grape syrup. As with the Muscadelle, this is also an amazing value.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)91 pts

Mar 2016 - Bright amber-gold. Smoke- and spice-accented scents of orange, toffee and baked apple, with notes of caramel and honey in the background. Sweet and silky but penetrating on the palate, offering bitter orange pith and cinnamon pastry flavors that show surprising vivacity for their richness. Closes sweet, spicy and quite long, leaving orange liqueur and baking spice notes behind. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (NV)16 pts

Tasted Sep 2015 - Lightly waxy nose, the merest hint of varnish, and then very firm with a greenish streak in the undoubted fruit. Sweet, fun, with a powdery finish. Very vibrant fruit – much more interesting than I was expecting! Long. Not that much acidity but good grip. A hint of grapefruit peel. In the blossom spectrum. Bravo! (JR)

Wine Spectator (NV)90 pts

June 2014 - This silky, sweet version is the color of dark tea, with banana notes around the core of caramel, chocolate and cherry, finishing with moderate intensity.

Wine Enthusiast (NV)90 pts

Like Chambers' entry-level Muscadelle, this Muscat offers an affordable introduction to the Rutherglen style of sticky. The Muscat is full and round, with relatively simple notes of spiced orange and crème caramel and a finish that is sweet but balanced. J.C. (3/1/2015)

James Halliday (NV)90 pts

Jan 2014 - Chambers? oldest muscats and tokays/topaques are the greatest in Rutherglen, and hence in the world, but are not commercially sold, although they are entered in the Canberra National Wine Show from time to time. This is a baby in swaddling clothes, that will reach adulthood 30 years hence if kept in oak for that time. It?s a classic young raisin muscat, relatively youthful in colour, with spicy Christmas cake and candied orange peel flavours, and a heady spirit.

Vinification Notes

After picking the grapes were processed through a destemmer/crusher and the must placed in closed stainless steel fermentation tank. Minimal alcoholic fermentation (between 1% and 3%) took place on the skins. The darker skinned Muscat à Petits Grains Rouge (a mutation of Muscat à Petits Grains Blanc) undergoes minimal minimal skin contact. Fermentation is stopped when the alcohol reaches between 14.5 and 15.5 Baume (potential alcohol) by adding neutral grape spirit. Upon settling, the wine is racked off gross lees and placed into old oak casks (from 10 to 100 years old, and from 225 litres all the way up to 5000 litres in size) until required for blending. The wines were kept as single vintage and vineyard blocks until blending. The average age of the blend is four years.