About Fortified Muscat

About Fortified Muscat
The Muscat grape is of ancient origins dating to Greek and Roman times. There are many types widely planted around the Mediterranean basin and the New World. It is intensely aromatic, with a distinctive floral quality and can be ripened to the point of being quite heavy. As such, it is most often seen in a range of dessert styles from the crisp, refreshing Moscato d'Asti of Piedmont to fortified French, Spanish, or Australian elixirs.

Top Picks for Fortified Muscat

Shenandoah Vineyards 2018 Black Muscat Fortified Muscat
88 points
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Dusty light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of baked peach, raspberry glaze, sugared melon, pasteis de nata, honey, and orange blossom with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of orange peel and caramel with light oak flavor. A fragrant, outgoing Fortified wine that will be a dream with sweet almond desserts.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Quady 2018 Essensia Fortified Muscat
87 points
Brilliant light amber color. Savory, fruity aromas and flavors of preserved peaches, pineapple herb shrub, salted caramel, saffron, and white tea with a silky, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, breezy finish manifesting elements of apricot cobbler, black strap molasses cookie, floral iced tea with honey, and hint of smoked nuts. A nice, not-too-sweet dessert wine that with its bright acidity, layered flavors, and chewy fruit tannins will pair nicely.
Quady 2019 Elysium Black Muscat
86 points
Ruby garnet color. Aromas of grenadine, grappa, honey, orange flower blossom, and citronella with an vibrant, very sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, intriguing, medium-long strawberry licorice, dried honey, and hints of fennel finish with no oak flavor. A distinctive and bold Muscat for the after-dinner pour.