Molino Real

Mountain Wine Málaga Moscatel

9.245 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Sierras de Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Moscatel
Top Notes For
Nestor Gonzalez

Please discover this historical wine. It will give you a sense of purpose!

Please discover this historical wine. It will give you a sense of purpose!

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.1

Oh daddy. 10 years later and still in infancy. Needs time to shake off the oak, but really lovely balance and concentration. Dear everyone: DRINK DESSERT WINE IT IS DELICIOUS

Oh daddy. 10 years later and still in infancy. Needs time to shake off the oak, but really lovely balance and concentration. Dear everyone: DRINK DESSERT WINE IT IS DELICIOUS

Aug 14th, 2015
Alex Krause

Moscatel from málaga, nice alliteration. Per m-h Desjardins my dining companion produit par passerillage. Shale.I wouldn't have believed it for the lack of oxidation and freshness on display. Very bright, light on feet with good
Balance

Moscatel from málaga, nice alliteration. Per m-h Desjardins my dining companion produit par passerillage. Shale.I wouldn't have believed it for the lack of oxidation and freshness on display. Very bright, light on feet with good
Balance

Apr 8th, 2013
Martijn

Paired perfectly with white chocolate mousse and raspberries.

Paired perfectly with white chocolate mousse and raspberries.

Jan 2nd, 2021
Martinez

Before phylloxera wiped out its vineyards, Málaga was considered one of Europe’s greatest wine regions and its legendary “mountain wines” were coveted throughout the world. In his memoirs, Hugh Johnson singled out an 1830s “mountain wine” bought at a Christie’s auction under the label Molino del Rey as the best wine he’d ever drank - and he’s had plenty. Taking its inspiration from Johnson’s account, Telmo Rodríguez’s Molino Real represents a groundbreaking effort to revive Málaga’s winemaking traditions and to explore the region’s potential for top quality sweet wines.

A “vino naturalmente dulce” or naturally sweet wine (not to be confused with Málaga’s also famous “vino dulce natural” a fortified style developed later in the 18th Century), Molino Real is made with Muscat of Alexandria grapes from 9 hectares of vines on steep slate slopes in Cómpeta in the Axarquía region. The grapes were sun dried - a process known as asoleo - to increase sugar concentration, fermented in 225-liter oak barrels and then aged for 20 months.

Sumptuous, exuberant nose. Flowers, orange blossom, and peach (actually peach yogurt). Balanced, not overwhelmingly sweet. Delicious!

Before phylloxera wiped out its vineyards, Málaga was considered one of Europe’s greatest wine regions and its legendary “mountain wines” were coveted throughout the world. In his memoirs, Hugh Johnson singled out an 1830s “mountain wine” bought at a Christie’s auction under the label Molino del Rey as the best wine he’d ever drank - and he’s had plenty. Taking its inspiration from Johnson’s account, Telmo Rodríguez’s Molino Real represents a groundbreaking effort to revive Málaga’s winemaking traditions and to explore the region’s potential for top quality sweet wines.

A “vino naturalmente dulce” or naturally sweet wine (not to be confused with Málaga’s also famous “vino dulce natural” a fortified style developed later in the 18th Century), Molino Real is made with Muscat of Alexandria grapes from 9 hectares of vines on steep slate slopes in Cómpeta in the Axarquía region. The grapes were sun dried - a process known as asoleo - to increase sugar concentration, fermented in 225-liter oak barrels and then aged for 20 months.

Sumptuous, exuberant nose. Flowers, orange blossom, and peach (actually peach yogurt). Balanced, not overwhelmingly sweet. Delicious!

Dec 24th, 2020
Alexander Vadas

Nice dessert

Nice dessert

Jul 25th, 2019
Morgan Diamant

Incredible. White flowers, rose petal, orange blossom, peach, pear, orange creamsicle, vanilla. Strong old vine intensity and ultra long thought-provoking finish. Just a baby still, with prevalent oak and potential for extended aging period, but still really well balanced.

Incredible. White flowers, rose petal, orange blossom, peach, pear, orange creamsicle, vanilla. Strong old vine intensity and ultra long thought-provoking finish. Just a baby still, with prevalent oak and potential for extended aging period, but still really well balanced.

Mar 14th, 2018
Ted
9.4

Spectacular. Golden brown in color. Maybe orange citrus nose but wham,when you take a taste it is a baked almond pastry. Love it!!

Spectacular. Golden brown in color. Maybe orange citrus nose but wham,when you take a taste it is a baked almond pastry. Love it!!

Aug 21st, 2016
Brett Wittman

So good. Perfectly paired with goat cheese and Shepard's bread

So good. Perfectly paired with goat cheese and Shepard's bread

Jul 13th, 2016
Philippe Broom

Amazing, moscatel heaven

Amazing, moscatel heaven

Feb 11th, 2016