The wine is a golden tawny colour. The nose combines the raisin and distinctive rose petal notes of semi-dried muscat with a fresh clean spirit lift and the slightly dusty notes from maturation in small oak casks. The palate is intensely sweet and viscous, bursting with raisin, honey, dried fig, candied peel and Xmas pudding flavours. The lusciousness of the wine is balanced by the warm spirit, and the long palate finishes dry and clean leaving intense lingering flavours in one’s mouth.
After twelve years of effort, the first release of our Liqueur Muscat.
We took cuttings of brown muscat in 1999 and after a year in the nursery we planted the rootlings in spring 2000 for our first crop in late summer 2003. Our muscat has met all our expectations.
We have been able to achieve extremely ripe fruit allowing us to achieve the intense raisin characteristics we seek.
We reblend our muscat every year using 50% of the previous year’s blend plus new (aged) wine to achieve a consistent wine from year to year. Our present blend using batches from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007. It’s about 8 years old on average. Each future blend will as result of our blending system contain a proportion of every vintage since our first in 2003 and the average therefore increase over time. This wine is but the start. Incredibly delicious now, our blend will continue to mature as our stocks age. We trust you keep some handy to enjoy and fortify you through the cooler months.
2011 Swan Valley Wine Show
2012 Wine Show of Western Australia
2013 Swan Valley Wine Show
2015 Swan Valley Wine Show
2015 6 Nations Wine Challenge
“This is the first release of Liqueur Muscat from Faber and it’s a beauty. Rich and luscious, with dense concentration of flavour. Has typical viscosity and concentration with a fresh, lifted character. It’s a blend of vintages matured in old oak. Perfect with choccies”.
Ray Jordan | The West Weekend June 11-12, 2011