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.
A decadent dessert wine, made with fortified Orange Muscat, it’s pungent and spicy with dense aromas of orange, lemon and lime peel, rose petals and tropical fruits. Big flavors throughout, but never cloying or soft.
It’s time to admit this wine into the elite of California dessert sippers. It’s always dependably rewarding in apricot, wild honey and vanilla flavors, unctuously sweet, and well-balanced in acids. This year’s offering is true to form.
A precious golden color and rich, flavorful consistency make this Moscato passito a real crowd pleaser. The complex nose is accented by a delicate but unyielding rush of fresh apricot, peach cobbler, toasted almonds and honeysuckle.
A very impressive and sensual late-harvest wine from Piedmont that delivers an incredible complexity of aromas including roasted honey, apricot honey and maple syrup. But what really delighted and surprised me was its sudden burst of fresh flowers—like walking into a florists’ shop. With a beautiful polished copper color and a dense and concentrated finish.
Hand’s down, the best of Jorge Ordoñez’s dessert-styled Moscatels is the Victoria. It’s floral and piercing on the nose, while the palate is ripe and smooth, with honeyed mango and pineapple flavors. Balanced like a gymnast on the beam, this sweetie is textured, rich and also a little bit racy.
For a grape that is naturally honeyed and sweet, Kracher has come up with a surprise. This is more about freshness and delicious acidity than about sweetness, which is almost a background to this smooth, intense, delicious wine.
True to Passito tradition, this luminous dessert wine delivers intense and pristine aromas of dried figs, dried fruit, raisin, apricot, honey, almond and natural rubber. On the close is a blast of freshness and the wine’s rich, raisin like flavors last a long time.
This remains a classic. The balance between ripe toffee and sweet caramel flavors and the intensity of its acidity is a wonderful source of tension and delight. The wine has intriguing flavors of lavender as well as a dark edge of tannin from wood aging.