2014 Jorge Ordonez Moscatel de Alexandria #2 Victoria 375 ml

Year: 2014
Appellation: Malaga, Andalucia
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 10.0%
Price :
$19.95 $15.00
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100% Muscat Alexandria

"An absolutely amazing, decadent, luxurious sweet wine, made from 100% Moscatel de Alexandria, the 2014 Botani Victoria #2 comes from the estate's oldest 50-year-old vines and, according to Jorge Ordoñez, it takes 17 pounds of grapes to make one 375-milliliter bottle of this elixir. Truly great stuff, it has loads of honeysuckle, caramelized tropical fruits, hints of maple syrup and brown sugar. The wine is rich, fragrant with plenty of flowery notes intermixed with wet pebble-like minerality. It is full-bodied and unctuously textured, but has enough acidity to balance the sweet, rich texture. Drink it over the next 3-4 years." (WA)

"(a 375-ml. bottle; 258 g/l of residual sugar): Green-tinged gold. Potent aromas of peach and pear nectar, candied ginger and dusty minerals. The sharply focused and very sweet palate deftly combines depth, power and vivacity, with pit fruit and honey flavors. Finishes very long and floral, showing emphatic spiciness and a sexy floral touch. The interplay of decadent sweetness and nerviness is pretty compelling here." (VM)

"Aromas of vanilla and animal crackers come with a note of white flowers. This wine feels lush, round and a touch clingy. Flavors of pineapple, melon and vanilla finish full and sticky, with the right amount of cutting acidity." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Brilliant yellow hue. Fresh and intense, with a mix of sensations of freshly peeled apple, orange peel, bee pollen and aromatic herbs. Concentrated, fat but refreshing. Long finish.

Victoria is made from a selection of old vineyards situated on the most elevated points of the municipality of Almachar. The harvest is done manually during the middle of August. Fermentation is carried out completely in stainless steel tanks and, as is characteristic of this type of wine, the alcohol is derived exclusively from fermentation of the grapes; this is done by cooling once the desired alcohol content has been reached.