Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat (375ML)
Other Dessert from Victoria, Australia
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.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Bright amber-gold. Smoke- and spice-accented scents of orange, toffee and baked apple, with notes of caramel and honey in the background. Sweet and silky but penetrating on the palate, offering bitter orange pith and cinnamon pastry flavors that show surprising vivacity for their richness. Closes sweet, spicy and quite long, leaving orange liqueur and baking spice notes behind."
The Wine Advocate - "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. "
Wine Enthusiast - "Like Chambers’ entry-level Muscadelle, this Muscat offers an affordable introduction to the Rutherglen style of sticky. The Muscat is full and round, with relatively simple notes of spiced orange and crème caramel and a finish that is sweet but balanced."
Wine & Spirits - "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."
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Chambers Rosewood Winery
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. View all Chambers Rosewood Wines
About VictoriaView a map of Victoria wineries
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 the cool-climate Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, a producer of quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well the warmer regions of Rutherglen & Glenrowan. These two areas are hot and dusty and famous for their sweet, fortified stickies.
Notable FactsLots of coastline gives Victoria a cool climate, appropriate for growing grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Many new regions are discovering their growing potential – especially with these grapes. Inland gets warmer, and some of the best fortified wines are made here,as well as some good Shiraz. Victoria also makes the most Sparking Shiraz.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.7 out of 5 stars
7 ratings, 6 with reviewsbeach boy - Cincinnati, OH510/22/2008dessert 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.48/11/2008I 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!IB - San Diego, CA410/7/2011baalgargaroth - New York, NY510/5/2010This 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.dawoodsy - Forsyth, MO51/18/2010layers and layers of sweet flavor, no overpowering or harsh port taste. Went well with strawberry fondueHandyman - Harrisburg, PA56/26/2009Wonderful, amazingly complex and delicious! A little bit, enjoyed in tiny sips, is a wonderful cap on any day.312/28/2009avoids all the tastes that turns many people off of ports, muscats, and other desert wines. At the same time it intrigues ones tastes well.