Stanton and Killeen Classic Rutherglen Muscat (375ml)
12 years in the making, Stanton and Killeen pick their Muscat grapes for this dessert wine at optimum ripeness, to ensure high levels of sugar and the flavours that come from extended ripening. Once fortified, the wine is stored in large oak casks for three to four years before the winery assesses which of the classifications it fits into. Wines that show “Classic” potential are kept apart in large oak barrels for another few years until they enter the first stage of a modified solera system, where each year wines are drawn off and added to older collections.
Rich and dark with aromas of Turkish delight, tobacco and espresso. The palate is balanced and complex with flavours of rich raisin fruit, rose petal, dried fig and cumquat. The finish is long but not too sweet.
Goes well with all things rich, fruity and Christmassy, dark chocolate and or an after dinner espresso.