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Jan 14, 2007 11:12 PM


This is uncharted territory for me. I'm going to serve it at the end of a meal with a Valencia orange tart (with a homemade orange-earl grey jam as one of the ingredients, caramelized slices of orange on top) and earl grey ice cream. Here are my options:

NV Lustau Moscatel, Emilin
2000 Moscatel, J.P. Moscatel, Setubal
2005 Ochoa Moscatel
2004 Ordonez & Co, Jorge Moscatel, Seleccion Especial
2004 Ordonez & Co, Jorge Moscatel, Victoria/ Malaga
La Cosecha Moscatel nv

Does anyone know anything about any of these? Would something else make better sense? I'd like to stay with something Spanish, please.

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    1. Miolo Wines Brazil....Terranova Muscat is an aromatic white wine, produced in Vale do São Francisco from Muscat grapes. Light structure , it should be consumed young for a better appreciation of its characteristics Color: it has a light pale yellow color, brilliant and with lightly greenish tints.
      Aroma: lively , delicate and medium intensity. Aromas of white fruits such as pears and floral aromas (roses) are its characteristic.
      Taste: a light body, roundness, low acidity and a floral taste. Some lingering in the mouth and a smooth, lightly fruity finish.

      1. The Lustau "Emilin" Moscatel is very rich, full-bodied, sweet, and almost "thick" in terms of body/weight. The Setubal is very flavorful, still sweet, but not as heavy on the palate.

        1. Parker seems to have both Ordoñez in high regard:

          2004 Jorge Ordonez S L Victoria
          94 points
          Jorge Ordonez S L
          Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
          Sweet White Dessert Wine
          Wine Advocate #166 (Aug 2006)

          A stunning offering, the 2004 Victoria came in at 12% alcohol with 260 grams of residual sugar per liter. This Trockenbeerenauslese-like effort tastes like tangerine/orange marmalade mixed with molasses. Great acidity gives the wine a refreshing taste as well as a tremendously uplifted, captivating perfume.

          —Robert Parker

          2004 Jorge Ordonez S L Seleccion Especial
          90 points
          Jorge Ordonez S L
          Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
          Sweet White Dessert Wine
          Wine Advocate #166 (Aug 2006)

          The Beerenauslese-styled 2004 Seleccion Especial is an elegant, ripe effort boasting heady marmalade, toffee, caramel, and honeyed, rich fruit characteristics.

          Copyright © The Wine Advocate, Inc.
          Posted with permission of eRobertParker.com

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          1. re: RicRios

            Just to follow up, we had the 2004 Ordonez & Co, Jorge Moscatel, Seleccion Especial. It was great and only about $16 (350ml).

          2. How about some Par, Vino de Naranja from Huelva?

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              1. re: nimzo

                Is that a moscatel?

                Great stuff, but I haven't found a supplier in the U.S. Only got to taste it because a friend brought back a bottle.