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I’ll be the first to admit, that I’m not a big fan of sweet wine, outside of a few very well-done Botrytized wines.  Nonetheless, I receive some every now and then and I’ll still review them for the benefit of those who do prefer sweet wine.

Although I’m not a big fan of sweet wines, there’s something about Muscat that I like.  It’s floral and interesting, and if you ever have the chance to taste a Muscat grape you’ll notice that you find that same perfumed characteristic in the grape right off the vine, not just in the wine.

The first thing to strike me about this wine is a clear apricot aroma.  I’d say this Moscato has the most pronounced apricot aroma I’ve ever smelled in a wine.  There’s also plenty of honeysuckle and other floral notes.  The palate is quite sweet, but the wine also has good acidity to keep it balanced.  The flavors are predominantly apricot and peach, sweetened with honey.  The finish is quick.  It’s a good wine, but not extraordinary.

After I finished my tasting notes, I enjoyed this wine with some spicy pad thai and it was a great match.

Wine: Terra d’Oro
Variety: Moscato
Vintage: 2008
Alcohol: 11%
Rating: 83
Price: $16.00

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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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