Heaven in a half-bottle

Friday, February 8, 2008

Brand NameYalumba
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Wine NameMuscat
Vintage (Year)
Quality/GradeMuseum Reserve
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeMuscat
Wine GroupsI'll take this with chocolate
Heaven in a Bottle
Alcohol %18%
Bottle Size375ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

I had already tried the Yalumba Antique Tawny well in advance before opening this bottle. It sat in my wine storage space, waiting for a good time to crack it open.

While the texture is heavier than the average wine -- this being from the fact of it being a dessert wine -- this wine grabs you with the rich aroma of raisins, as well as a taste somewhere between some premium raisins with an aftertaste that would be somewhat reminiscent of a very subtle coffee bean, if not a very slight anise. In fact, it will very vaguely remind you of the last hints of a slight amaretto in the final seconds when the flavor fades from your palate.

This is an all-consuming dessertif, not to be taken lightly, but to be savored along with something that is just as rich and decadent.


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