Category Archives: Moscatel

2008 Botani Moscatel Seco

I remember loving this wine several times over, I saw no reason why I shouldn’t pop another bottle. Pale greenish color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, tropical fruit, melons, guava, mango, with lots of grass, chive, chervil, barely any mineral, with no oak to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium intensity, bright tree fruit, starfruit, fragrant grassy and herb element, medium acidity, nice balance, and a delicious finish. This is a great cocktail wine that would pair well with poached prawns, oysters, and crab legs.    

2008 Botani Moscatel Seco Sierras de Malaga

botani__moscatelI’ve tried this wine many times and have enjoyed it every time, and always shocked at how this shows like a classy Sauvignon Blanc. From an obscure region in southern Spain better known for sweet wines. This dry Moscatel is platinum color. On the nose, youthful, medium+ intensity, melon, gooseberry, kiwi, grass, mineral, loaded with white flowers, some earth, and no oak to speak to. On the palate, dry, medium+ intensity, brilliant acidity, moderate alcohol, citrus, flowers, mineral, with a nice finish. Very delicious wine that would rock with some chilled crab. If you like New Zealand Sav Blanc you’ll love this wine.