Moscatel

Casa Balaguer

Salicornio Moscatel 2020

Pale cloudy lemon; pronounced intensity aromas of white flower, musky nectarine, yellow peach; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly complex and concentrated — 4 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Antonio Muñoz Cabrera

Sierras de Málaga Moscatel

This vino dulce natural (“vin doux naturel”) is a fantastic example Málaga’s traditional sweet wines – the favorite of Catherine II of Russia and Victorian ladies and the city’s main export until vineyards were wiped out by phylloxera at the end of the 19th Century. It is made with Muscat of Alexandria grapes, fermented and fortified to reach 15% (In Málaga, this style coexists with another type of non-fortified sweet wine confusingly named “vino naturalmente dulce” or “naturally sweet wine” made with sun-dried grapes. Due to the high sugar concentration, they don’t require fortification or mutage). Pale golden color. Delicate, perfumed with aromas of pineapple, flowers, cream pastries and peach yogurt. Feels quite light, balanced, not overwhelmingly sweet. Incredible value — 18 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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An interesting story. Sweet wine was all the rage back then it seems. d’Yquem very popular with the Russians pre communism as detailed in the excellent book “Stalin’s Cellar”. He took over the cellar from the Tzars.

Pepe Mendoza

Casa Agricola Moscatel Blend

Scott C
9.2

Stunning ! Lemon , hint of jasmine . A beautiful wine from an area I knew nothing about . Fresh With a long salty finish — 13 days ago

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru 4 Rosato Malvasia Blend 2015

Why not give it a 10? It’s amazing. Light but well structured Sicilian red with volcanic minerality. Pairs with anything. — 20 days ago

Pepe Mendoza

Pureza Casa Agricola Lliber Alicante Moscatel Abargues

Scott C
9.3

By far the most interesting Moscatel I have tasted . Vines planted in 1943 . Beautiful nose peaches , orange peel . Dry muscat aged in Amphora . Beautiful — 13 days ago

Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola

Pureza Alicante Moscatel

Scott C
9.2

So juicy . Red berries, Rosemary . Such a beautiful easy drinking red . This is the Mediterranean in a glass — 13 days ago

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Rosato Malvasia Blend 2018

Red fruit, orange rind, mineral, slightly funky and bright ⚡️ — 19 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 10 others liked this

Cacique Maravilla

Vino Naranja Moscatel de Alejandría

Peach is the dominant flavor. Hints of root beer, lemon apricot notes with orange as the dominant taste — a month ago