2005 Bodegas Jorge Ordonez Esencia de Almachar #4 Moscatel de Alexandria 375 ml

Year: 2005
Appellation: Malaga, Andalucia
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 97
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 4.0%
Price :
$109.95

100% Muscat Alexandria

The 2005 Esencia de Almachar is fermented in French oak. Medium orange in color, like marmalade, it offers up an enthralling nose of orange peel, candied fruit, dried peaches, and apricots. Thick and viscous, the wine manages to keep its focus. It has superb depth and concentration and a long, pure finish. It is an exceptional achievement in sweet wine." (WA)

"(for 375 ml.; 100% old-vines moscatel) Orange-gold color. Remarkably concentrated nose displays a surreal array of orchard and pit fruit aromas, along with candied and toasted nuts, orange oil, dried flowers and smoked meat. Has the texture of a demi-glace and makes your lips stick together, offering deeply concentrated pit fruit compote and candied fig flavors, plus a surprising citrus jolt on the back end. Can't say that this ever actually finished. Each half-bottle of this wine required 6.25 kilograms of grapes; the fermentation took two years to begin and then finished quickly. The final alcohol level was 5.5% and there were 960 bottles made." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Very complex. Intense color, marmalade. On the nose, captivating with its aromas of marmalade and caramelized tropical fruits. Great depth and concentration and a long and pure finish.

Esencia is a unique wine that incorporates the raisined muscat grape. After 24 months in barrel, we achieve a partial fermentation of the must. Alois Kracher, through this wine, sought to convey the essence of the village of Almáchar, in the heart of the Axarquía, famous from time immemorial for its delicious muscat grapes and raisins.