Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2009
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From the orange Muscat grape, a fortified dessert wine that is so good as to warrant a patent on the name. Beautiful aroma of orange patisserie with enough acidity to nicely balance the sweetness.
From 100% Orange Muscat with an aroma reminiscent of Orange Blossom and Apricot, and a lingering refreshing aftertaste, Essensia is used as a dessert accompaniment or a dessert in itself. The Orange Muscat grape variety is little known. It was once grown in France and there are some small plantings in Italy and Australia. The wine is lightly fortified to about 15% alcohol and aged for 3 months in French Oak. The wine tastes balanced, like the taste of fresh fruit. - Winery
On sweetness alone, this dessert wine earned a good score. The orange fruit flavors, which are so pure and pinpointed, are exorbitantly rich in wild honey and vanilla cream. The alcohol level is high, but there's a beautiful streak of vibrant acidity that provides balance. Easy to drink over repeated glasses.
Deep orange copper color. Full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Dried oranges, spice. Classic spicy orange aromas lead to a full, expansive palate feel. Rich, though not viscous, with solid acidity and a touch of heat to the finish.
A fortified dessert wine done in a Beaumes-de-Venise style. Golden color with an orange marmalade and tangerine aroma. The flavors are bright and fresh featuring orange, caramel and honey. A sensual delight with a warm mouthfeel from the elevated alcohol. Very sweet, at its best served well-chilled.
Very sweet, this dessert wine has potent flavors of tangerines, apricots, honey, butterscotch and vanilla. Crisp acidity provides clean balance. Delicious and heady.