R.L. Buller "Fine" Muscat Rutherglen Victoria (375ml)

SKU #999935 92 points Wine Spectator

 Smooth, unctuous and briming with Muscat spiciness, there are notes of dried apricot, prune, toffee and toasted marshmallow. Very rich and decadent, and a superb value for the quality.  (10/ 2002)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 From the 08/08 notes: "The N.V. Fine Muscat offers the most complexity of this hedonistic trio. Dark amber-colored, it delivers flavors of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. All three are well balanced and have long, pure finishes. They are extraordinary values." R.L. Buller & Son was founded in 1921 by the grandfather of Andrew Buller, the current winemaker. The winery remains one of the benchmarks in the production of fortified sweet wines from the warm terroir of Rutherglen.  (2/ 2009)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Green-tinged brown color. Intensely perfumed bouquet shows a strong spicy character and scents of orange peel, clove, nutmeg and brown sugar. Deeply sweet but not excessively thick, avoiding any syrupy character. Zesty orange peel and spices on the palate, with sweeter pit fruit and caramel notes on the back end. Impressively vibrant for a fortified wine, with strong finishing spiciness and a hint of bitter orange.  (9/ 2009)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Buller's entry-level Muscat blend sourced from inside and outside Rutherglen itself is a terrific value. It's perfumed yet full bodied and rich, with sweet notes of golden raisins and dried figs, as well as darker hints of dates and molasses  (2/ 2011)

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Australia

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Victoria

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Rutherglen