Wine Tasting Video: Tokaji, Greek Malvasia, Rutherglen Muscat


Samuel Tinon Tokaji Szamorodni 2004, Hungary (£24.99 per 500 ml Hungarian Wine Society)
Lovely combination of richness and pithy restraint, with honeyed barley sugar, raisin, nougat and vanilla flavours pepped up by orange-peel-rich marmalade acidity, sweet but so fresh, complete and confident. S+

Lyrarakis Malvasia of Crete NV, Greece (£17.75 per 50 cl Berry Bros & Rudd)
Rounded, plush style, with creamy peach, apricot and vanilla flavours, a touch of cake mixture and a fragrant honeyed finish. S

All Saints Estate Rutherglen Muscat, Australia (£12 per 37.5 cl Cockburn & Campbell, Jascots)
A luscious cocktail of rich flavours – treacle, raisin, barley sugar, vanilla and lemon sponge cake – kept in check by pithy marmalade acidity. S(-)


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3 thoughts on “Wine Tasting Video: Tokaji, Greek Malvasia, Rutherglen Muscat

  • warren knowles

    I remember those barley sweets, we had them in Ireland too!

    Feel like opening a bottle of sweet wine tonight after watching that.

  • Simon Post author

    Can’t remember the last time I had barley sugar Warren, but the flavour imprint lingers on…