Chambers Grand Muscat 375ml
First established by William Chambers in 1858, the Chambers family has been making wine at Rosewood for over six generations.
While the legendary Bill Chambers is often to be found at the cellar door over the weekends, it is his son Stephen, who heads up the winemaking team after taking up the operation in 2001.
He has already established an enviable reputation for himself by continuing the tradition of producing highly prized fortified wines such as the Muscat and Muscdadelle famed wine writer Robert Parker Jr described as "nothing less than national treasures" and "some of the world's most remarkable dessert wines" , often rewarding the rare wines with perfect scores of 100 points.
The olive rim to a walnut-brown heart of the colour sets the scene; the heady essence of raisin bouquet pushes any discussions of the fortifying spirit to the back row; in its place there is an Arabian bazaar of spices, with a nod to Turkish baklava, then a rolling wave of Christmas pudding with a garnish of dark chocolate and caramelised roast nuts. The ultimate magic of the Chambers wines lies in the freshness of the finish. Rating: 97 Points; Price: $55.00; Alcohol: 18.5%; James Halliday Wine Companion
The Grand Muscat reveals orange marmalade notes. It is an incredibly unctuous, sweet, thick wine, but, like its siblings, it is neither heavy nor cloying because of good underlying acidity. This singular treasure from Australia should not be missed! 99/100 Wine Advocate #148 (Aug 2003) Robert Parker
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