Yalumba Muscat Rutherglen Show Reserve 2005

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Aromas of ginger and candied apricots along with some woodiness. It's big, rich, ripe and hedonistic on the palate. Sweet, dark honey and wood. 9/24/11

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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less

Member Reviews for Yalumba Muscat Rutherglen Show Reserve

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
01/28/2012

Aromas of ginger and candied apricots along with some woodiness. It's big, rich, ripe and hedonistic on the palate. Sweet, dark honey and wood. 9/24/11


Snooth User: thewinegal
357269228
4.50 5
Vintage: NV 05/04/2010

Tried this beautifully complex sweet wine from Oz today. I usually don't like port style wines but the amber-colored nectar totally impressed me! Firing on all cylinders, this Muscat gives you fig, orange-chocolate, brown honey, golden raisins, molasses, marmalade, and a velvet finish that goes on for days! ... AND it runs for under $15! Simply gorgeous!


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
Vintage: NV 12/15/2011

Brown sugar, baked apples and utter delight.


Snooth User: WJoeTrojan
78864100
2.00 5
Vintage: NV 10/08/2008

A bit on the sour side. Not my favorite.


Snooth User: wnelvrsupreme
4407227
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 03/30/2010

Had this once whist visiting a friend in Barossa. Delish!


Snooth User: Draven316
17304720
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 04/30/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Yalumba Muscat Rutherglen Show Reserve

External Review
Vintage: NV 11/14/2013

( 17; for 375 ml.) Orange-tinged brown. High-pitched cherry peach pit and dried rose aromas. Very thick but juicy in the mouth offering chewy flavors of toffeed apple fruitcake and maple. Thick and oily on the finish with a lingering maple syrup note. . (Negociants USA Napa CA) 91 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 12/24/2014

This Australian specialty is as enveloping as satin sheets: soft, warm, and shivering rich. It may be old and liquorish, but it is not tired. just try to pin down the complex flavors — fig, quince marmalade, nectarine. Any individual elements are smothered by the harmony of the wine. Curl up in bed with a glass and it take over with pure deliciousness.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 06/19/2013

Mostly sourced from the Rutherglen, the heartland of Australia’s great “stickies,” this has a red-tawny color and a really luscious expression of rich, raisiny black Muscat fruit with a hint of orange rind. It’s a wonderfully exuberant wine that is really terrific value for money.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

This Australian andldquo;stickyandrdquo; rivals the quality of many more-prestigious versions, at a fraction of the price. Itandrsquo;s a gorgeous mouthful of spice and walnut, sweet and opulent, and is deep with clove, coffee, dried litchi and berry flavors that linger with hints of tangerine peel on the finish. Yummy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

The non-vintage Museum Release Muscat (about 8 years of age) exhibits a dark amber color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes, and spice. Rich, long, and impressively endowed, it will offer enjoyment over the next 5andndash;7 years, although I am sure it will last longer.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 10/28/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: NV 01/09/2013

Silky and seductive, sweet, rich and loaded with flavor, offering coffee, walnut, orange peel, cherry, cream and exotic spice flavors just donandrsquo;t quit. Drink now through 2020.


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