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NV All Saints Estate Museum Muscadelle

NV All Saints Estate Museum Muscadelle

$1,000.00 per bottle
$850.00 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$0.00 Case of 0

This is a fortified wine of incredible intensity, complexity and length. Couple this with the history and tradition tied up in each bottle and it becomes almost impossible to find words to do justice to our Museum Muscadelle. 375ml.

98 POINTS - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

99/100 - HUON HOOK, THE REAL REVIEW 

 

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This is a fortified wine of incredible intensity, complexity and length. Couple this with the history and tradition tied up in each bottle and it becomes almost impossible to find words to do justice to our Museum Muscadelle. 375ml.

98 POINTS - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

99/100 - HUON HOOK, THE REAL REVIEW 

 

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    NV

  • Alcohol

    18%

  • Variety

    Muscadelle

  • Cellaring

    Enjoy Now

  • Goes Well With

    chocolate

The Range

Muscadelle Classifications: 

Rutherglen Muscadelle                         7+ years
Classic Rutherglen Muscadelle            15+ years
Grand Rutherglen Muscadelle             25+ years
Rare Rutherglen Muscadelle                50+ years
Museum Rutherglen Muscadelle          100+ years

 

All Saints Museum Release Rutherglen Muscadelle is a masterful blend of the richest and rarest 100 plus year-old stocks in Australia. 

The Wine

Christmas cake dark colour, with tinges of olive green at the rim. Thick and viscous in the glass. The aromas combine the impression of great age with tremendous vitality. Deep and brooding, reminiscent of curious characters such as cold tea, leather, tobacco and malt, coupled with pretty honeysuckle and barley sugar notes. Then the flavours, simultaneously almost impossibly sweet, tart and intense. It has rich malt, polished leather, bursts of raisined fruit, vibrant spice and earthy warmth. The initial sweetness gives way to mouth watering acidity and tactile graininess followed by a constantly developing finish that lasts for minutes. Almost overwhelming at first, even the tiniest sip is immensely satisfying and yet decadently moreish...

Variety

Usually a shy-yielding, delicate grape; under the right conditions it ripens up to outrageous levels of sweetness. Those conditions are our warm, dry autumns that stretch on for months, allowing the Muscadelle to ripen slowly on the vine, long after every other variety has been picked. Our deep sandy-loam soils are also perfect, imbuing the fruit with lightness and aromatic intensity whilst the sugar levels gradually rise.

Winemaking

We wait, and we wait, and we wait. We wait for the fruit to ripen. We wait for the raisined berries to swell as we macerate the crushed fruit. Then we wait again, in this case for many decades, for the wine to reach its optimum level of maturity and intensity.

First the fruit is picked, destemmed and crushed into a vat. Some of the berries are so laden with sugar that they resemble the sultanas in fruitcake or Moscatels on a cheese platter. Over several days the juice released from less shrivelled grapes cause the wrinkled berries to plump up. Eventually the fermentation begins and it is time to press off before any precious sugar is consumed. Pressing is slow and laborious as we want to extract every last drop of the syrupy nectar. Clean, neutral spirit is added to the juice to stop any further fermentation and we allow the wine to settle. Then it is put to barrel where the alchemy truly begins…

 

Food Matching

There really is no need, but if you must, then only the very finest accompaniments. Single estate chocolate, the perfect espresso, an aged Cuban cigar... you get the idea.

Cellaring Potential

Fortified wines are aged in barrel and not intended for lengthy maturation in bottle. They should be consumed within 18 months of purchase to be enjoyed at their best.
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"Magic. Excellent walnut and plum-pudding colour with an olive-green tinge. What’s extraordinary, given the Museum release has an average age of 100+ years, is just how fresh it is. Toffee brittle-flecked with lemon and orange zest, beautiful balance of tamarind tartness and freshness to the palm sugar sweetness. But the overall effect is not sweet, instead it’s an exercise in complexity and depth of flavour. Breathe this, taste this and reflect on the century past." 
Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2018 

"150th anniversary bottling. An extraordinary wine: the deep amber to nut-brown colour coats the interior of the glass, and it possesses an explosive bouquet of breathtaking character and complexity. It has enough freshness to still exhibit intense muscat fruit, combined with the rancio characters of long-time barrel aging. There are dried fig, raisin, prune and old leather aromas. The taste is very concentrated and liqueury, rich and almost luscious, the balancing influence of acidity and rancio helping to dry the finish and leave the mouth clean. The aftertaste lasts for minutes. A great old wine presented in delightfully fresh and vibrant condition." Huon Hooke, The Real Review, February 2014

All orders are shipped by Australia Post or Fastway. Please allow up to 5 normal business days for shipping to capital cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) and more for other areas.

SHIPPING COSTS

We deliver Australia wide for the following costs per delivery:
Albury/Local Area $6.00
Melbourne/Canberra $14.00
Sydney/Adelaide $14.00
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast $16.00
Country VIC/NSW/SA $16.00
Tasmania $26.00
Perth $29.00
Country QLD $29.00
NT/Country WA $36.00

 

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