Pegasus Bay Reserve Fortissimo Muscat NV, North Canterbury

Fortified Style from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 07-Oct-2021
Full, bright, even, medium yellow with a green-gold hue. The nose is alluring, softly filling the glass with aromas of lychee, stonefruit entwined with ginger and jasmine. Medium-full bodied, pure aromas of lychee, white nectarine and suggestions of melon are elegantly presented, adorned by jasmine, honey and a light dusting of ginger. The fruit is perfectly ripe and clean in flavour, shows purity and elegance. Jasmine and ginger added interest and layers, complementing the smooth flow and sweetness balance, linger to a rich, lengthy closing. This poised and pure expression of fortified Muscat possesses lychee, white nectarine aromas, delicate jasmine floral and ginger on a smooth, plush mouthfeel. Match with soft cheese and panna cotta over the next 5 years. The second release, late-harvested Muscat grapes, fermented in stainless steel, stopped fermentation and fortified by a neutral spirit. 16% alc, 150g/l RS. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Oct 2021 RRP $42

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