Wednesday January 29, 2020

3 wines to try, buy and put by

A sweet Rutherglen Muscat, a cool climate star from Wolf Blass and a muscularly spicy effort from Heathcote in Australia.

9th August, 2015
From left: Pfeiffer, Wolf Blass Silver Label Chardonnay and Greenstone Vineyard Sangiovese.

Pfeiffer, Rutherglen Muscat NV, €25.95 for 50cl bottle, Cases Wine Warehouse, Galway; (93)

Because sweet is our default position in almost everything, we have embraced savoury as the sophisticated adult note – it’s a reversal from our ancestors, for whom sweetness was a rare adult pleasure. And so, the Australian producers of the raisinated 17.5 per cent alcohol Muscats have to compete with the general (and to me, inexplicable) disinterest of most...

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