Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years
  • Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years
  • Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years
  • Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years
Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years
94 pts Wine Enthusiast - Colour Amber. Aroma of Glacé orange, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and rosemary. Palate Fruity and soft. Finish Very long
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Quantity
Em Stock
Type
Muscat
Region
Setúbal
Varieties
Moscatel de Setúbal,Arinto,Malvasia,Boais
Year
NV
Bottle Size
500 ml
Volume
18%
Winemaker
Domingos Soares Franco

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Last time this product was bought: 04/19/2021

Winemaking:
Setúbal Moscatel is a dessert wine produced in Portugal on the Setúbal Peninsula, a region south of Lisbon which was recognised as a D.O.C. in 1907. Some years ago, Jose Maria da Fonseca decided to brand its Moscatel as Alambre. Alambre was the name of the estate where José Maria da Fonseca first planted vines of the Moscatel grape variety, and also refers to wine’s amber colour. Alambre is a prestigious brand both in Portugal and abroad. The Setúbal Península has unique conditions to produce fortified wines from the Moscatel grape. The climate is influenced by the Tagus and Sado Rivers and the Serra da Arrábida hill range. It has Mediterranean characteristics with hot, dry days and humid nights at the end of Summer. Winters are cold but not too rainy. This wine is a blend of 19 vintages, where the youngest wine is at least 20 years old and, the oldest is near 80 years old, resulting in a fresh, complex and rich wine, the pride of José Maria da Fonseca. VINIFICATION After the grapes are delivered to the winery the alcohol is analysed in order for the brandy to be added at the ideal moment. AGEING In used oak. No bottle ageing is required due to its oxidative stage.

Grape Varieties:
Moscatel de Setúbal,Arinto,Malvasia,Boais

Tasting Notes:
Colour Amber. Aroma of Glacé orange, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and rosemary. Palate Fruity and soft. Finish Very long

Store and Serve Advices:
At a temperature of 16ºC

Food Pairing:
Good with desserts

Reviews and Awards:
. 94 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 93 points in Jamie Goode;
. 92 points in Robert Parker;
. 91 points in CellarTracker;
. 18,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 18 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2008;
. Bronze International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2006;
. Silver medal Mundus Vini 2004.

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    — Jamie Goode     —    07/01/2016

93 points - Alambre 20 years Muscat

Complex sweet and savoury nose: pithy, with some treacle notes and a hint of old casks, as well as raisiny richness. Quite tight. The palate is lively, dense and complex with the sweet grapiness of the Muscat contrasting with the sterner, more savoury notes of the casks. Really intense with lots of presence.

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    — Revista de Vinhos     —    07/01/2016

18 points - Alambre 20 years Muscat

A set of large, intricately muscats aged and blended with mastery, results in an intense and complex wine with fine notes of orange peel and honey. Deep, impressive, endless.

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    — Robert Parker     —    07/01/2016

92 points - Alambre 20 years Muscat

The Moscatel Alambre 20 Years is Fonseca's fortified blend of vintages. Think of it as a NV Tawny Port, except it's not Port, it's all Moscatel and it isn't from Douro. The name "Alambre" was from the estate where Fonseca first planted Moscatel long ago. This version, bottled in 2013 (check the back label for the tiny print), is a blend of 14 vintages, Domingos Soares Franco told me, ranging from 20 years old (the youngest) to 80 years old (the oldest). Opening with beautiful, mature flavors, complex and vibrant, this is laced with molasses, caramel and a hint of treacle. Of medium depth for the type, it remains persistent and lovely, the flavors lingering on the palate.

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    — Wine Enthusiast     —    07/01/2016

94 points - Alambre 20 years Muscat

Why is Moscatel from Setúbal so unknown? This is as impressive as Port or Madeira, a golden glow of sweetness balanced by a burnt, maderized character. Acidity arches over the whole wine, a blend of wood-aged wines with a minimum age of 20 years. Fabulous – try it.

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Alambre Moscatel de Setúbal 20 years

94 pts Wine Enthusiast - Colour Amber. Aroma of Glacé orange, coffee, caramel, hazelnuts and rosemary. Palate Fruity and soft. Finish Very long
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