The Yalumba Muscat is full bodied, deep and rich. It’s a long wine with a nice blend of apricot and currants, resembling in my imagination as a fruity port. It’s too strong for my taste but because of it’s full bodied flavor I can imagine someone sipping this on an old leather wing back chair near a burning fireplace on an autumn day.While I will not purchase this bottle again it was well worth the experience of sipping an grade A dessert wine. Two sips of this, however, and I’m done. Would anyone like the rest of the bottle? Just let me know.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yalumba Muscat – Dessert Wine
I’m sitting here having an eighth of a glass of South Eastern Australian dessert wine. It’s a Museum Reserve Yalumba Muscat from Angaton in the south continent. It earned a high rating of a 96 which caught my eye and convinced me to try this bottle. It is in many ways a deserving rate, however, as a dessert wine it’s too strong, heavy and reminiscent of a port for my personal taste. I enjoy the light, fruity and crisp dessert wines of the Muscato di Asti’s and various ice wines I’ve tried at the Amuse Wine Bar and Formaggio Wine Bar.