Category Archives: Australia

NV Chambers Rosewood Muscadelle

Chambers Rutherglen Muscadelle

A very interesting desert wine recommended to us at Vin Bin. Chambers winery is well known in Australia and I was excited to give this a try. Muscadelle is one of the 3 grapes permitted in Sauternes (mostly Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc). I prefer dry wines but we’ve branched out and sampled many different kinds of sweet wines over the last year. We haven’t rated/posted all of them but there will be more in the future.

Sweet wines we’ve tried: Port (tawny, vintage, ruby), Ice Wine, Sherry (white and red), Sauternes, Muscadelle, Moscato d’Asti, Asti, Champagne (dolce).

colonelgrape: 83. The nose is full of figs and molasses and the same is true on the palate. The body is similar to that of a Sauternes, it’s very thick. I actually found the fig taste to be a big overwhelming at first on every sip but the finish was excellent. It’s very sweet, but a darker sweet, almost port like. I’d describe it as a Sauternes/Port hybrid injected with serious fig flavor. I would have rated it higher but I had a tough time with the initial taste every sip…really didn’t like that but I loved the finish. I’d like to will try their Muscat as well but I prefer other desert wines.

MobyGrape: 91.  This stuff was nutty.  Tasted like alcoholic fig juice.  Super awesome, but unexpected.