2013 Jorge Ordonez Moscatel de Alexandria #4 Esencia de Almachar 375 ml

Year: 2013
Appellation: Malaga, Andalucia
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous Media: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: 97
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Price :
$89.95

100% Muscat Alexandria

"A viscous texture delivers expressive flavors of salted caramel, brioche, dried pineapple and vanilla in this very sweet white. Has just enough acidity to stay lively. Distinctive. Serve very chilled. Drink now through 2019. 50 cases made.–TM " (WS)

"(all moscatel de Alexandria; 600 g/l of residual sugar and 4% alcohol): Bright yellow-gold. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet displays orchard and pit fruit, melon, honey and floral scents, with a gingery nuance adding lift. Deep and sappy, offering palate-staining, intensely sweet peach compote, pear, honeydew and guava flavors, with a spine of zesty acidity adding energy and focus. This luscious, seamless and deeply concentrated wine finishes with superb lift and thrust, the peach and ginger notes repeating. The interplay of decadent sweetness and power with vivacity here is pretty remarkable. It took 36 pounds of fruit to make a single 375-ml. bottle of this nectar-like wine, which one could serve by the thimbleful." (VM)

"Made all from raisined Moscatel grapes, the 2013 No 4 Esencia was pressed into older demi-muids where it sat for 40 months. Medium gold color with sensational notes of raw honeycomb, liquid apricot, flowers, and spice, it's another full-bodied, thick, viscous dessert wine that has incredible sweetness, awesome purity, and a magically light, drinkable style. This killer wine needs to be tasted to be believed." (JD)

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.