Yalumba Museum Release Antique Tawny
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- WE Wine Enthusiast
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- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
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96 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2005
The medium amber-hued non-vintage Museum Reserve Antique Tawny, which has had more than 15 years of oak aging, is a sensational fortified that could easily be confused with a high quality, 20- to 25-year-old Tawny Port. Delicious notes of prunes, sweet raisins, over-ripe strawberries, and caramel soar from the glass of this incredibly intense wine.
92 pts.Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: December, 2009
The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Antique Tawny is medium amber-colored with aromas of ginger, figs and dates. Intense, ripe, and very sweet, it will finish off your meal in style.
92 pts. Wine Spectator: June 30, 1998
Lightly sweet and elegant, not a huge, mouth filling style but one that unfolds its walnut, nutmeg, cinnamon and coffee flavors on a lithe silky-sweet background.
92 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: August, 2003
The dry non-vintage Museum Release Antique Tawny reveals notes of overripe strawberries, caramel, and spice box in a rich, full-bodied, powerful style. This beautiful fortified wine is unlikely to improve, so drink it up.
92 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2004
Yalumba is a fabulous source of antique fortifieds that often sell for a song. The extraordinary non-vintage Museum Release Antique Tawny exhibits a medium amber color along with notes of prunes, sweet berries, raisins, spice, and jammy, overripe strawberries. Believed to be from a 20-year-old solera, it is delicious, but unlikely to improve. None of these Australian fortifieds improve in the bottle, but they rarely change and can be kept for a long time. Once opened, they should be consumed within 4–7 days.
91 pts.Wine Spectator: January 31, 2002
Amber in color, sweet but nut unctuous, this has vibrant almond, apricot and spice aromas and flavors, and echoes rich notes of cherry and orange peel as well. Drink now.
89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: February, 2011
A pale tawny in color, this complex sweet wine features note of honey, fig and citrus. It’s silky in texture, even if the alcohol does show through a bit on the finish.