Muscat

Muscat is a fascinating grape, with numerous varieties of varying colors from white to near black planted throughout the world. You can use Wine Enthusiast’s online Buying Guide to find the top-rated Muscat among our extensive Muscat wine reviews and easy-to-use database. Our Muscat reviews will give you a general idea what to expect from wines made from Muscat, and will help you find one that best suits your needs.

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Chambers Rosewood Vineyards NV Rare Muscadelle (Rutherglen)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $300

This wine is dark brown in hue with a greenish-gold tint to its rim, providing clues to its advanced age. The aromas are nutty, with mossy notes of rancio filled out by sweet flavors of dried dates and figs. It’s full bodied and unctuous in texture, without being overblown or heavy on the palate. The intense finish lingers forever—or at least until you give in and…

 — J.C.  (3/1/2015)
98
points

Chambers Rosewood Vineyards NV Rare Muscat (Rutherglen)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $300

So concentrated and aged, this wine’s color is nearly black, with a green-gold rim. Pronounced rancio notes reflect the wine’s age, while the flavors include notes of candied dates, preserved lemons and hints of damp moss and earth. It’s full, smooth and rich, with an intense finish that never ends. This wine should be virtually immortal.

 — J.C.  (3/1/2015)
97
points

Campbells NV Merchant Prince Rare Muscat (Rutherglen)

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  1. $97

A deep mahogany in color, the Merchant Prince Rare Muscat boasts dense date, fudge and molasses components balanced by rancio, citrusy accents and even some floral notes. Despite being incredibly sweet and sticky, there’s a freshness to it that keeps it from being overwhelming.

 — J.C.  (2/1/2011)
97
points

Chambers Rosewood Vineyards NV Rare Muscadelle (Rutherglen)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $300

Incredibly concentrated and intense, this dark coffee-colored wine coats the glass and the palate with waves of luxuriously sweet, raisiny flavors. Layers of complexity follow in the form of rancio, dried fig and molasses, with a citrusy edge providing life and freshness to the nearly endless finish.

 — J.C.  (2/1/2011)
96
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Williams Selyem 2007 Late Harvest Muscat (Russian River Valley)

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  1. $40

The winery’s philosophy is, if you’re going to make a dessert wine, why not make it fabulously sweet instead of boringly off-dry? With 17.5% residual sugar, this indeed hits the limit of the sweetness scale. Yet it’s superbly balanced with acidity, giving a refreshing balance to the intense apricot jam, lemon drop, candied ginger, pineapple crème brûlée and vanilla…

 — S.H.  (2/1/2010)
96
points

Müller-Catoir 2007 Bergergarten Trockenbeerenauslese Muskateller (Pfalz)

Floral, musky and spicy, this is almost a little Gewürztraminer-like on the nose. The flavors of dried pineapple are incredibly intense, giving a bright, piercing edge of acidity to the sweet finish. At almost 300 g/l residual sugar this is really sweet, but the acids are super-high as well (18.5 g/l TA), making for a balanced wine—albeit one with the volume…

 — J.C.  (6/1/2009)
95
points

EOS 2006 Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato (Paso Robles)

  1. $22

With 21% residual sugar, this is an enormously sweet wine, one of the most honeyed of the vintage. A little sugar goes a long way, of course, but this wine also charms with rich, powerful apricot, peach and vanilla custard flavors, perfectly balanced with crisp acidity. With consistently high scores over the years, Tears of Dew has taken a place in the front ranks…

 — S.H.  (4/1/2008)
95
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Morris NV Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat (Rutherglen)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $85

Morris is one of the grand old names of Rutherglen, but it has been underrepresented in the U.S. market before now, which no doubt accounts for the consumer-friendly pricing. This nearly black wine reveals scents of mocha and damp moss. There’s a profound rancio quality from stem to stern, while dark notes of molasses and dried dates fill in the midpalate and…

 — J.C.  (3/1/2015)
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