• Fortified-Aged-Unknown-Liquer-Muscat

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Fortified Wines | Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat

Grant is very fond of his fortifieds, and as a world winner of best fortified (3 times over) he knows his stuff.

wine notes

Non-vintage Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat

The Fruit:

This exceptional liqueur muscat is made from muscat à petit grains. Though records don't allow calculation of the wine’s precise age, its average age is at least 20 years.

The Winemaking:

While old material is crucial to the wine’s richness and complexity, careful blending with younger material provides the wine with muscat fruit characters. A limited quantity of muscat is drawn for bottling each year and the barrels topped up with selected younger wine.

comments

Non-vintage Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat

The Comments:

Our Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat is a luscious, complex wine with enormous depth of rich, powerful flavours. While the wine shows ample aged rancio characters, it is crucial that these characters don't dominate. Careful blending has ensured that they are balanced by fresh muscat fruit flavours to produce a wine that is sweet but finishes cleanly and without being at all cloying.

awards and reviews

Non-vintage Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat

THE AWARDS & REVIEWS:

  • 92 Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWWine Advocate, USA, Dec 2010

    NV Age Unknown Muscat is a liqueur Muscat made from Barossa grown Muscat a Petit Grains grapes matured under solera system and aged in oak for around 20 years. Pale to medium brown, it gives toasted hazelnut and preserved walnut aromas over warm sultanas and gingerbread. The palate is very sweet, surprisingly fresh and very grapey with a long finish of ginger-nuts.

  • 92 Points | Parker Points
  • 91 Points – Jay Miller
    Jay MillereRobertParker.com Oct 2007

    The Grant Burge red line-up starts with the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon “Shadrach”. Sixty percent of the fruit was sourced from Coonawarra with the balance from Barossa and Adelaide Hills. Inky purple, it spent 20 months in seasoned French oak and 3 years in bottle prior to release. It gives up an alluring nose of cedar, spice box, red currants, and black currants along with a hint of mint. Layered, ripe, and sweet on the palate, it is drinkable now and will continue to provide pleasure through 2015.

  • Gold – 2005 Barossa Wine Show
  • Gold – 2006 Muscats du Monde

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  • Gold – 2005 Muscats du Monde
  • Gold – 2004 Muscats du Monde
  • Gold – 2003 Barossa Wine Show
  • Silver – 2000 Barossa Wine Show
  • Silver – 2004 Brisbane Wine Show
  • Silver – 2006 Barossa Wine Show
  • Silver | 2013 Fortified Masters - The Drinks Business UK
    2013 Fortified Masters - The Drinks Business UK
  • Silver – 2009 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Silver – 2007 Barossa Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2002 Hobart Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2006 Hobart Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2001 Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2007 Brisbane Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2004 Canberra Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2003 Canberra Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2007 Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2005 Canberra Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2002 Perth Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2006 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2006 National Wine Show Canberra
  • Bronze – 2006 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2005 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2004 Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2003 Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2003 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2005 Brisbane Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2006 Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2001 Barossa Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2004 Barossa Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2002 Barossa Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2004 Royal Sydney Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2002 Royal Sydney Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2011 Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2009 Canberra Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2009 Royal Queensland Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2008 Royal Queensland Wine Show
  • Bronze – 2004 Burswood Perth Royal Wine Show
  • BJ's match
    BJ's matchWeekend Post, QLD, Dec 2012

    This looks so easy that I reckon I could do it…and it also looks like it could be the perfect midnight accompaniment to a glass of fortified wine, but try giving the old port choice a swerve and try Grant Burge's Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat. The "age unknown" bit comes from the fact that the records don't allow calculation of the wine's precise age, they do know that the oldest material is from the '50's and the average age is at least 20 years. In the glass it has the colour of old cold tea, that amber-reddy hue. The nose is heavy on honey and prune. The palate is rich and luscious and shows golden syrup and toffee flavours with plenty of what can be explained as that taste of fruitcake. This is an ideal wine with the Christmas cake or even with dark chocolate and a platter of aged cheeses.

  • David Prior
    David PriorWeekend Post Cairns, February 2012

    … Grant Burge Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat, it is rich and luscious and shows golden syrup and toffee flavours with plenty of what can only be explained as the taste of fruitcake.

  • BJ Foley
    BJ FoleyWeekend Post, Dec 2011

    The 'age unknown' part is the reason there are no year vintages on this product. The records don't allow calculation of the wine's precise age, they do know that the oldest material is from the 50s, and the average age is at least 20 years. In the glass it has the colour of old cold tea, that amber-reddy colour. The nose is heavy on honey and prune. The palate is rich and luscious and shows golden syrup and toffee flavours with plenty of what can only be explained as that taste of fruit cake. This is an ideal wine with the Christmas cake or even with dark chocolate and a platter of aged cheeses.

  • Jim McMahon
    Jim McMahonSt George and Sutherland Shire Leader, 2 January 2003

    If it’s fortified wines you’re after, try something a little different from, say, port. Grant Burge has come up with a beautiful aged liqueur Muscat. The colour is reminiscent of tea, a little hard to describe, amber, brick red. The nose oozes honey, fig and prune characters. The palate is rich and luscious and shows treacle/toffee flavours with plenty of fruitcake characters thrown in for good measure. An ideal wine with Christmas pudding or chocolate, minus the cream-based desserts. High recommended and beautifully packaged.

  • Trophy | 2015 Barossa Wine Show

    Vinocor Trophy

  • Silver | 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show
  • Bronze | 2015 Australian Fortified Wine Show
  • Bronze | 2015 Hobart Wine Show
  • Silver | 2015 National Wine Show
  • Bronze | 2015 Rutherglen Fortified Wine Show
  • Bronze | 2015 Melbourne Wine Show

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Non-vintage Age Unknown Liqueur Muscat

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