Australian Muscat Cuvee 86 (375ml)

Australian Muscat Cuvee 86 (375ml)


Two quintessential  examples of  Rutherglen Muscat.  These are viscous behemoths that pour like Castrol GTX, with a Tremendous  depth of colour, featuring a meniscus of Australian khaki green.  These wines are a meal in themselves: those contemplating Xmas moderation could serve either of them in lieu of the plum pudding! But the more sensible approach would be to serve one or both of these wonders with the preferred pud and revel in how the richness and muscle of these wines embrace the pud's flavours and create the sort of food and wine match that is oft talked about, but seldom found.


Simply, Two great wines of immense power, luscious, complex and mouth filling,  So Which to buy?


The "younger wine" has a slight edge in zest and freshness and with a touch of candied fruit peel adding to its complexity. The "senior"  has greater  power and size, with the flavours even darker and more pudding like.


Both wines Probably best summed up by the following: in years gone by when cask samples were shown to one of Australia's greatest fortified producers and asked to comment he would sniff, utter "gold medal" and move on.


Nuff said!


Frank Wilden

Special AUD$39.50

Professional Reviews

Darren Harris

Intense raisined nose. Chocolate, date, tea leaf, soft dried fruits. Very clean and fresh. Complex and balanced. Rich and powerful with an amazing streak of acidity that leaves the palate feeling very clean. Truly exceptional! And a serious bargain.

Darren's Notes

Producer's Notes

Grand Millesime

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