NV Pfeiffer Wines: Grand Rutherglen Muscat

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NV Pfeiffer Wines: Grand Rutherglen Muscat

Post by AHB » 12:36 Thu 10 Dec 2020

Average age of the wines in the blend is 18 years. This wine is based on the 1986 vintage wine, the second vintage made by the winery after it was established by Chris Pfeiffer in 1984.

Deep dark brown in colour with a hint of olive green in the tone, 95% opaque. Gentle perfumed nose, floral dark honey. So thick in texture, high glycerol content. The flavours are restrained and relaxed in their pace of development; wonderful perfume on the mid-palate with the sweet and floral honey flavours balanced by high levels of acidity. Coffee aftertaste and sticky lips from the high levels of sugar before the floral perfume and honey returns for the finish. Such a rich and decadent wine. 91/100. Drunk 10-Dec-20.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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