Rare Old Australian Fortified Muscat. Order now for Christmas Delivery


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Rare Old Australian Fortified Muscat
Perfect to serve with your Christmas pudding!
Both Muscats are in Stock - order today so we can get them off to you so you have them for Christmas
Even a committed Francophile like myself can't fail to be impressed by the wonderful fortified muscat produced in northern Victoria.
Muscat in Box A while ago the opportunity presented itself to purchase two 120 litre barrels of aged Muscat.
These barrels had lain undisturbed (apart from the odd sample drawn off for tasting and topping up) for decades.
The material for both barrels was purchased from Morris' in Rutherglen, arguably the finest source of fortified Muscat in Australia.
Barrel one, which we have named Cuvee 86, is 1986 Morris' Muscat, topped up in 2008 with 2003 Muscat from the same maker.
Barrel two, affectionately known as Cuvee 76, is 1976 Morris' Muscat, again topped up in 2008 with some 2003.
With an average age of over 20 years both Muscats qualify for the Rare Classification.
"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
Australian Muscat Cuvee 86
$45.00 a 375ml Bottle
Christmas Special $39.50
Muscat Cuvee 86
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. 96-97 Points
Australian Muscat Cuvee 76
$85.00 a 375ml Bottle
Christmas Special $75.00
With numbered Certificate of Authenticity. A prefect Christmas Gift for the wine lover.
Muscat Cuvee 76
A khaki rim tells of the age of this cuvee. Deeper and darker than the Cuvee 1986. Raisins, Christmas pudding, spice, nuts, glacee fruit - some rancio adding complexity. This is a monster with glass staining viscosity. The persistence in the mouth is incredible. Tremendously complex. This is why Rare Rutherglen Muscat is a world class wine. 98 Points
These are the ultimate wines for Christmas sipping along with Grandma's Plum Pudding. 

If you don't have a recipe for Christmas Pudding you can download my family's special recipe (incorporating an all but forgotten ingredient) here.

To order on our website click here. Orders may also be placed by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au. The wines are available now. We also have stock at our 21 Toorak Rd store.

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South Yarra

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Phone: (03) 9326 5737

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Alvear Pedro Ximinez 1927
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Fancy something sweet  from the northern hemisphere?
Bodegas Alvear was founded in 1729 and to this day remains under the control of the same family. They own 124 hectares of vineyards in the Montilla-Moriles appellation of Spain. Anyone who visits the area recognizes the incredible white soils, which are dominated by chalk/limestone and the key to the great acids these products possess. 
Alvear speclialize in Pedro Ximinez, particularly the rich, intense, sweet wine that the grape variety produces. This Pedro Ximinez is a solera wine begun in 1927. Occasionally wine is drawn off and the younger wines stored in the upper parts of the tier of casks are systematically blended with the more mature wine in the casks below.

Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate:
(2015) The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non-vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown/amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. 98 Points
Normally $117.50
Special $99.95

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