Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hither & Yon 2014 Muscat Blanc

The Leask family of McLaren Vale look to push the boundaries with their excellent Hither & Yon range, which is notable also for its clever colour-coded labels. This is a lovely light and aromatic white for summer, made from the now quite obscure muscat blanc à petits grains grape, which is also known as frontignac and is often used in moscato wines. Low in alcohol at 11.5%, this has aromas of intense musk, rose petals and Turkish delight and a light, crisp and dry palate that tastes distinctively grapey. Serve young. Serve chilled. A fun wine with a point of difference that is worth every cent of $20.     

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