Back in 1997 while working at Baileys in North East Victoria I fell in love with the local rich luscious fortified Muscats. I thought one day it’d be great to produce one for myself. Well this is it!
The base material for “The Muscat” is some very old North East Victorian Muscat, “trickled” with our own Barossa Muscat made from fruit grown on our neighbour Wally Krieg’s property. This wine shows richness and a complexity of flavours of fruitcake, toffee, raisins, and coffee, and combined with the natural grape sweetness, oak and alcohol produces a wine style that is uniquely Australian. Best consumed with a good mate on a cold night or poured over vanilla ice cream.
|Vineyard:||Wally Krieg’s Lyndoch vineyard and the old base material from N.E. Victoria.|
|Region:||North East Victoria and Lyndoch, Barossa Valley.|
|Varieties:||100% Muscat (pink, red and black Frontignac)|
|Oak Maturation:||Aged in Hogsheads (300 litre) and smaller oak barrels.|
92 points – The Wine Advocate, Issue 205,
February 2013 (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)
Pale brown in color and made from Muscat Petite Grain grapes, the NV The Muscat has a really grapey and raisin nose underscored by spices and a touch of roses. Very sweet in the mouth it retains crisp acid to lift the concentrated, liquid raisin flavors. Nicely balanced, it finishes long. Drink it now.
90 points – Australian Wine Companion 2011
Strong raisin varietal expression, with greater age then The Tokay, slightly more pointed spirit; complex palate, dry finish. Screwcap.