Wine Spectator 91 points - Sweet, bordering on syrupy, but nicely held in check by sufficient acidity, allowing the coffee, sassafras, vanilla and clotted cream flavors to glide effortlessly through the expressive finish. Drink now.—H.S. (Jan 25 2012)
Wine Advocate 93 points - The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Muscat is medium amber with a superb bouquet of honey, ginger, candied apricots, and peach. Ripe, sweet, and hedonistic, it has a very long finish. Drink this fortified at the end of a meal with roasted nuts and a good cigar. (Oct 2007)
"In 1853 Samuel Smith, founder of Yalumba, first began making wines at his Angaston winery from the fruit of vines he started planting in 1849. The production of fortified wines has always been part of that history. Today, Yalumba maintains its reputation for premium quality fortified wines by occasionally releasing very small parcels of show reserve stocks. This luscious dessert wine is deep amber to tawny in colour, with the classic perfumed aroma of the muscat grape - rose petal, ginger and orange peel, with a hint of raisined fruit. The palate has a soft, luscious texture, and is richly flavoured displaying a balance of fruit and aged characters. The finish is full and rich with raisined fruits and spices lingering in the aftertaste." - Winery Notes
|Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ”Yalumba” - aboriginal for ”all the land around”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba,
Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size
and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian