A sweet dessert wine of 100% Moscatel from Kingdom of Navarra, Spain in a 500 ml bottle. SRP of $20 and available at that price. Sample received courtesy Wines of Navarra for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Ochoa Vino Dulce De Moscatel
The grapes are grown at the higher levels of our Traibuenas Vineyards, the Ochoa Moscatel a petit grains is collected slightly over-ripe, with a great concentration of sugars, flavour and aromas. It is a light, fragrant, elegant wine with intensely ripe fruit.
Serve at 8-10°C. 12.5% Alcohol."
The 2010 Bodegas Ochoa Moscatel de Grano Menudo begins with aromas of grapefruit, peaches and even a bit of almond. The wine is syrupy sweet and tastes of peaches, apricots, lime and honeysuckle. This is a VERY drinkable wine and once you start you likely won't want to stop. The finish has a nice acidity to balance out the sweetness. This wine was just as good on day 2, but I'm betting it'll never make it that long. It pushes the limit of our price boundary, but this a great wine to splurge on for your next dinner party!
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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