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Yalumba - Museum Reserve Muscat (375ml) NV (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: David Zimmermann
  • Grape: Muscat
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 18%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (1 btls)
WA: 92 (NV) VS: 94 (NV) WS: 91 (NV) WE: 92 (NV) WG: 91 (NV)

Wine tasting notes

This luscious dessert wine is deep amber to tawny in colour, 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 flavoured displaying a balance of fruit and aged characters. The finish is full and rich with raisined fruits and spices lingering in the aftertaste.

Winery Information

Yalumba

Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, a British immigrant (he was a Master Brewer in England) and it is still owned by the Hill-Smith family today with their high reputation as an independent producer. Yalumba is an Aboriginal word for “all the land around”. The winery is situated in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, in a small town called Angaston - an hour north-east of Adelaide. The winery even has its own cooperage – the only one in Oz.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (NV)92 pts

Wine Advocate # 186. Dec 2009. Reviewer : Jay Miller. The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is medium amber with a superb bouquet of honey, ginger, candied apricots, and peach. Ripe, sweet, and hedonistic, it has a very long finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (NV)94 pts

Jul/Aug 06. By Josh Raynolds. 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.

Wine Spectator (NV)91 pts

Issue: April 30, 2012 - Sweet, bordering on syrupy, but nicely held in check by sufficient acidity, allowing the coffee, sassafras, vanilla and clotted cream flavors to glide effortlessly through the expressive finish. Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast (NV)92 pts

Wine Enthusiast, wineenthusiast.com, (2/1/2011), 92pts (NV) –“Yalumba’s Muscat includes some lots from outside Rutherglen, but it’s still an excellent example of fortified Muscat, featuring hints of caramelized cherries and a sweet, complex mélange of caramel, toffee and chocolate balanced by citrusy freshness."— J.C.

The Wine Gang (NV)91 pts

thewinegang.com, 91pts (NV) -"Nut brown in colour, there's a sweetly smoky walnuts aroma and an intensely rich caramel toffee and dried fruits lusciousness allied to a nutty, creamy, aged 'rancio' quality and a counterpoint of fresh acidity; very sweet and luscious so needs an equally rich pudding to come into its own."

Vinification Notes

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. Aged for 7 years in French oak puncheons.