Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat (375ML half-bottle)
Dessert from Victoria, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 17.7%
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%.
Sourced from material aged between six and ten years old, this wine is the foundation of the style; displaying the fresh raisin aromas, rich fruit, clean spirit and great length of flavor on the palate which are the mark of all the Muscats of Rutherglen.
While these wines are seen as after dinner drinks, try serving them as an aperitif, particularly in winter. A small glass goes a very long way, warming the mind as well as the stomach. And remember that a bottle, once opened, will keep for some months without deteriorating, providing it is recorked after each serving.
"Light reddish amber. An exotic, highly perfumed bouquet displays cinnamon, clove, dried red berries and rose, with hints of toffee and black cardamom in the background. The palate displays an intriguing blend of sweet and spicy qualities, offering toffee and candied red berry flavors and a late note of candied dates. Very exotic, and a fantastic value."
International Wine Cellar
"Sweet, smooth and spicy, with tobacco, toasted walnut, clove and cinnamon overtones to the prune and dried cherry flavors. Finishes with refinement. Drink now."
"The NV Rosewood Vineyards Muscat appears only slightly less complex than the Muscadelle. Possessing a very pale brown color with a glint of gold, this wine is quite grapey on the nose with notes of brandied sultanas and spice cake. In the mouth it’s very sweet and rich with relatively medium-high acid to balance. The finish is very long with flavors of spicy grape syrup. As with the Muscadelle, this is also an amazing value.
The Wine Advocate
"Chamber's entry-level Rutherglen Muscat is a wonderful wine in it's own right, and a relative bargain among sweet wines. It's floral and berry-like on the nose, with a viscous mouthhfeel and caramel flavors that carry hints of berry fruit, honey and citrus."
"Here's a steal: a half bottle of rich, stylish muscat for $16. This is filled with luscious, plump peach flavor, perfumed tart cherry notes with a rummy, sugarcane sweetness in the finish. Serve it with hazelnut ice cream."
Wine & Spirits
dessert wine so good with fruit cheese or alone. i usually drink alone. this was was very good w/o the overbearing port taste of some.
This muscat is delightfully sweet with a distinct raisin flavour similar to that of the yalumba museum reserve, but lighter. I had it paired with an almond pound cake and i must say that the almond extract from the cake highlighted the wine's own fruity aftertaste.
layers and layers of sweet flavor, no overpowering or harsh port taste. Went well with strawberry fondue
Wonderful, amazingly complex and delicious! A little bit, enjoyed in tiny sips, is a wonderful cap on any day.
I enjoyed this wine immensely. It had more body than I expected and a beautiful color, Its nose was as sweet as its taste and it goes down well. I would describe it as plummy with notes of apple and chocolate. Great as dessert!
avoids all the tastes that turns many people off of ports, muscats, and other desert wines. At the same time it intrigues ones tastes well.
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The Chambers winery has been family owned since its establishment in 1858. The winemaking duties and care of the "old material" have been handed down from father to son through five generations and for the last 40 years has rested with Bill Chambers.
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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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