Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015
99 pts/CELLAR SELECTION Chambers Rosewood Vineyards Rare Muscadelle
This wine is dark brown in hue with a greenish-gold tint to its rim, providing clues to its advanced age. The aromas are nutty, with mossy notes of rancio filled out by sweet flavors of dried dates and figs. It’s full bodied and unctuous in texture, without being overblown or heavy on the palate. The intense finish lingers forever—or at least until you give in and take another sip.
95 pts/CELLAR SELECTION Jasper Hill Georgia’s Paddock Shiraz 2012
When the alcohol levels are reined in to appropriate levels, this can be one of Australia’s top Shiraz. The 2012 is a stunning example of balance and finesse, combining youthful scents of cassis and toasty oak with floral elements. There’s ample weight and texture yet silky elegance at the same time, while already complex notes of orange pekoe and black currant are sure to gain even more with five or 10 years of cellaring.