2012 Rutherglen Estates Muscat B de V

Ralph Kyte-Powell
Fwd: 1st lot Bottle shots Uncorked 19/02/2013
 
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Variety Dessert wine
WINERY Rutherglen Estates
RRP 20

INSPIRED by the lightly fortified southern French Beaumes de Venise muscats (hence the B de V moniker), this young wine is at odds with Rutherglen tradition. Instead of a deeply coloured, potent, lush, liqueurish muscat, Rutherglen Estates B de V is pale with a very slight pink tinge and a fresh aroma combining exotic hints of flowers, ginger and spice with a core of delicious muscaty crushed grapes. Very sweet yet tangy and vibrant, it's good chilled as a warm-weather dessert wine. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? No.
Food ideas Pavlova with passionfruit topping; fresh mangoes and ice-cream.