Judges' Comments

Dr Ken Dobler
Dark amber colour. Effusive floral and Muscat notes complexing with butterscotch and caramel age characters on the nose. This is a wine to be appreciated with the delightful freshness with the obvious age characters. The bright primary fruit flavours are an excellent foil to the food.

Eugene Mlynczyk
Burnt toffee, dried peaches, floral and fresh cashews, luscious palate, spicy oak, caramel, long. Yeah, nice match, leaves a refreshing finish with the pear.

Stephen Wong
Perfumed Muscat-nose, lemony and lifted right through to the sweet finish of molasses and mandarin. A youthful, aromatic example. With dessert, it retains definition and length, providing a lovely aromatic foil to the flavours.

Brent Marris
Lovely raisin Muscat characters on nose which follows through to palate. Well balanced sweetness. Long palate, clean alcohol. Muscat characters on the finish. A great combination as Muscat characters come through and adds another layer to the mousse, making it seem not so sweet.

David Stevens-Castro
Bright clear brown orange appearance; lifted caramel spirity notes; dense, creamy and focus has a long framed finish.

Stuart Halliday
Floral and expressive - rich lush - spicy, cinnamon, cardamom, candied citrus peel and orange flavours. Works well with chocolate.

 

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