N.V. Yalumba Muscat Museum Reserve 375 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 92
Dessert Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 19.0%
Price :


"Sweet, bordering on syrupy, but nicely held in check by sufficient acidity, allowing the coffee, sassafras, vanilla and clotted cream flavors to glide effortlessly through the expressive finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported." (WS)

"The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is medium amber with a superb bouquet of honey, ginger, candied apricots, and peach. Ripe, sweet, and hedonistic, it has a very long finish." (WA)

"Deep copper color. Dense scents of cherry, candied plum, dark toffee, mocha and marzipan. Chewy, dense and remarkably deep, with powerful fruit tones ranging from red berries to caramelized orange, with complicating toffee and burnt sugar tones. To call this a bargain is a serious understatement. (Incidentally, I also had the chance to re-try the 2002 Octavius Shiraz and scored it two points higher than last year, at 93. Fans of huge but focused shiraz should seek it out.)" (VM)

"Yalumba’s Muscat includes some lots from outside Rutherglen, but it’s still an excellent example of fortified Muscat, featuring hints of caramelized cherries and a sweet, complex mélange of caramel, toffee and chocolate balanced by citrusy freshness." (WE)

Winery Notes
Yalumba Museum Reserve Muscat NV is made entirely from the red and pink sports of the Muscat, a Petite Grains grape variety grown in the Rutherglen and other traditional areas of northern Victoria. Dry-grown vineyards in these warm regions are ideally suited for producing exceptionally ripe fruit. The grapes ripen with considerable raisining of the berries regularly producing over 20 Baume. The wine is fortified with neutral grape spirit with no, or very little fermentation to retain the varietal and raisined flavours and liqueur sweetness in the final wine. After many years of maturation, a selection of older and younger wines are judiciously blended to produce a complexity and balance of fruit and aged characters. The base blend from which the Museum Muscat is bottled is regularly re-blended to perpetuate the consistency and complexity of the classic style from year to year.