"Produced from Muscat a Petit Grains, or Brown Muscat as it is more commonly known, thisblend is comprised of material aged between six and ten years old. Amber gold in color with copper hues, the nose offers fresh raisins, sultanas, lifted spirit and cinnamon oak spices. The palate is rich and silky, its sweet dried fruits balanced by aged oak tannins and bright acidity, providing a clean, rather than cloying, finish. "
"In the warm fall climate the grapes ripen and shrivel on the vines producing natural sugarlevels in the range of 30-36 degrees Brix. The raisined grapes are then picked, crushed andpartially fermented before fortification. Wood aging follows in a program loosely resemblinga solera system, lasting, in same cases, for over 100 years. 17.5% alc."
"90 pts ... Dark amber-brown. Pungent, smoke-accented aromas of roasted fig, mocha, baked apple anddates. Lush and creamy in texture, with good heft to its dark fruit and toasted nut flavors. Shows very goodintensity on the long, clinging finish. I marginally prefer the relative vivacity of the muscadelle today but fansof richer sweet wines will likely go for this one."