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.
This is an amazing wine. It’s bone-dry and very high in acidity, one of the most distinctive white wines in California. The racy quality supports intense flavors of steely minerals, orange and lime zest and apricots, wrapped into a rich, oily texture. It accomplishes the magic of tasting honey-sweet but finishing thoroughly dry. Will age, too. A 2001, tasted…
This is an extraordinary, golden dessert wine with intense and penetrating notes of honey, marron glacé, dried apricot, marzipan, candied lemon, dried mint and jasmine. It’s smooth, rich and long lasting in the mouth. The wine has personality and power and boasts magnetic appeal across the board.
Ben Ryé is a glowing example of Sicilian pride, and you can understand why. Beautifully integrated with deep aromas of orange zest, honey, chestnut, molasses and dried apricot, the wine is a true incarnation of lavish decadence. The mouthfeel delivers impressive intensity and concentration of flavors.
Why is Moscatel from Setúbal so unknown? This is as impressive as Port or Madeira, a golden glow of sweetness balanced by a burnt, maderized character. Acidity arches over the whole wine, a blend of wood-aged wines with a minimum age of 20 years. Fabulous – try it.
Rich and viscous, this glass-staining, deep brown wine is loaded with notes of coffee, toffee and dried fruit. Pronounced rancio character marks the nose and lingers on the long, complex finish.
A lovely dessert wine, perhaps the pinnacle in South Africa. Concentrated and quite intense with full-bodied flavors of orange rind, clementine and dried apricot fruit spiced with notes of crushed yellow florals, roasted nut skin, toasted egg bread and pure honeycomb. Balanced acidity prevents the mouth from being too thick or viscous, while the endless finish…
Light in color and bright in intensity, this luminous late-harvest Moscadello boasts enormous purity of aromas. The wine is also delicate and feminine with tones of yellow rose, vanilla cream and apricot that accent it’s thick, creamy texture. Not cloying or too sweet; would pair well with pâté.
Smooth, balanced and lingering, this is sippable by itself after a big meal, and it can also pair well with strong cheeses, dark chocolates or stone-fruit-based desserts that are layered with crème Anglaise. This selection also comes in 375-ml bottles.