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Xavier Vin Doux Naturel Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2015 Wine Review

Xavier Vin Doux Naturel Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2015

Xavier Vin Doux Naturel Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2015

Rhône A.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 375 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Xavier

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

The 2015 vintage of this dessert wine features aromas of toffee, honey and dried apricot. Pair with biscotti.

Muscat De Beaumes De Venise food pairings: intense, ripe cheeses, dark chocolate, saffron pear tarte.

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This Xavier Vin Doux Naturel Muscat De Beaumes De Venise 2015 was reviewed on February 27, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A beautiful, if not overlooked, part of the Southern Rhone. Beame de Venise focises on two things: beautifully balanced Rhone reds built around Shiraz and Grenache, but also fortified Muscat made by halting fermentation early with grape spirit (raw brandy).
Super pale colour. Vibrant yellow, but with a white rim.
Aromas of pear, orange blossom, lychee, candied lemon, and peach.
Clementine and stone fruit to the taste. Sharp focus on balance of acidity and sweetness. Lipsmacking, but better when not overchilled.
With Muscat vdn, it is important to preserve the freshness as much as possible. By preventing premature oxidation, the aromatics acidity. and fruitiness make a delicious wine to have as a digestif.
Many say it doesn't age well, but I quite enjoy the development of aromatics on this style after half a decade and beyond. Often it changes from tangerine and orange blossom to marmalade or candied citrus peel.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Highly aromatic with pretty honeysuckle, apricot and white peach notes, repeated on luscious, satiny palate. Enjoy with biscotti and coffee by the fireplace.
Tasted Jan. 2018
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise is a Vin doux Naturel -- made in a method called "Mutage", with grape spirit added to the wine must at fermentation. Addition of the grape spirit arrests the fermentation process, killing the yeast and adding increased alcohol while keeping a natural level of sweetness in this dessert wine. This one is lovely, rich and unctuous. - Community Wine Reviews

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