"Muscat of astonishing silky richness…The world has no greater treat for the sweet tooth."
-Hugh Johnson, The World Atlas of Wine
Since the first grapes were harvested at Rutherglen in the 1850's, connoisseurs of fine fortified wines in Australia and the United Kingdom have recognized the Muscats of the region as wines of unsurpassed richness. Today, wine merchants, writers and consumers around the globe acclaim the fortified Muscats of Rutherglen as truly the world's richest wines.
The Muscats of Rutherglen are a unique product of the climate, soil, and skill of the region's winemakers. On the gently undulating country around the township of Rutherglen in North East Victoria, in the south east corner of the Australia, Brown Muscat (or Muscat a petit grains Rouge) grapes super ripen into raisined berries high in natural sugars. From these grapes the region's winemakers extract wines of extraordinary power, complexity and depth of flavor.
"Deep amber. Powerfully scented bouquet displays raspberry preserves, cola, molasses, orange marmalade and brown sugar. Lush and deeply pitched in the mouth, offering concentrated pit fruit, toffee, candied fig and orange marmalade flavors and a deeper note of espresso. Clings impressively on the very long finish, which leaves notes of roasted coffee and candied red fruit behind.
International Wine Cellar
"Rich and viscous, this glass-staining, deep brown wine is loaded with notes of coffee, toffee and dried fruit. Pronounced rancio character marks the nose and lingers on the long, complex finish. "