Campbells Muscat Rutherglen (375ML half-bottle)
Dessert from Victoria, Australia
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Alcohol By Volume: 17.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Bright amber gold with copper hints. The nose reveals fresh raisin fruit backed by a hint of fortifying spirit and aged oak characters while the palate is luscious and mouthfilling with raisin fruit followed by a long finish.
"Sweet and spicy, this sneaks up on you, starting off with pretty brown sugar notes and adding layers of spice, prune, raisin and fig that linger on the extra-long finish. Not at all harsh. Drink now. 2,500 cases made."
"Amber-colored with an alluring perfume of apricot and dried fruits, caramel and toffee. Full-bodied, sweet, and complex."
The Wine Advocate
"Fresh and vibrant, with perfumed, orange-like aromas, this is an excellent introduction to the Rutherglen Muscat style. It's not as full bodied or rich as some versions, but instead shows off the youthful components of the blend, ending with pronounced citrus notes."
"A complex and very luscious wine, which has some spicy elements not unlike tokay adding interest."
Australian Wine Companion
a nice taste but has that generic smoothness which is too common.
Excellent dessert wine. Just like candy.
This is a well balanced, drinkable dessert wine that tastes pleasant in its own right, but the flavor profile seems narrow and as a result it comes across as boring and generic. The flavor is a nice raisin, caramel approach but it doesn't achieve the more complex angles of some of its peers. In the same genre from this site, I liked the Yalumba Museum Reserve much more as an explain of something richer and more complex. http://www.wine.com/V6/Yalumba-Museum-Reserve-Muscat-375-ML-half-bottle/wine/15675/detail.aspx
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Campbells produces some of the world's finest dessert wines. This family-owned vineyard and winery uses the solera method of blending and maturing new and old wines over a period of years. (Some of the material used for blending is 70, 80, even 90 years old.) The solera, originally made famous by the Spanish and Portuguese, is a series of up to seven casks, each containing wine at...
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From stickies to Pinot Noir, Victoria is varied in its wines. The southernmost state of Australia, Victoria is third in wine production, after South Australia and New South Wales. The state is home to Yarra Valley as well as other cool climate growing regions, and yet, it also houses the regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their...
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