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jasmurph 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. 2top Jan 15, 2007 04:16 AM

    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.

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      zin1953 Jan 15, 2007 04:02 PM

      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.

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        RicRios Jan 16, 2007 02:00 AM

        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
          jasmurph Jan 22, 2007 01:11 AM

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

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          nimzo Jan 16, 2007 11:42 AM

          How about some Par, Vino de Naranja from Huelva?

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          1. re: nimzo
            jasmurph Jan 16, 2007 12:35 PM

            Can you say more about it?

            1. re: nimzo
              Robert Lauriston Jan 24, 2007 02:23 PM

              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.


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              strephking Jan 22, 2007 01:30 AM

              you can't go wrong with the Emilin.

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                prloverboy Jan 24, 2007 11:21 AM

                The Ochoa Moscatel is a classic in the making. Touring the Ocha wineries in Spain leaves the visitor with a stunning impression of their concern for quality. The 2005 Ochoa Moscatel is sweet, yet does not leave a residual chemical like taste, as is a major reason moscatel wines have not further caught on. I personally was so impressed with this wine that I have bought two cases for my personal collection, and truly enjoy a glass with dessert. Please tell me if my reply was useful in anyway, jose.torres@usma.edu

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                  nicoco Jul 17, 2008 06:10 AM

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