Samos UWCS (Greece) Nectar Muscat 2002
This wine is made from muscat grapes harvested on the Greek island of Samos and dried in the sun. It pours a deep tawny gold, and the three years it has spent in barrels gives it is slightly oxidised note, and a wonderfully deep walnut, rum-soaked raisin and fig character. There is honey and quince, and notes of stewed tea, but with a great warm, toasty richness at its core. On the palate the raisin and nutty character comes through, with a huge infill of creamy cappuccino coffee and plenty of sweetness. A bright orange fruit acidity really adds some cut and definition though, in a wine that delivers a helluva lot of pleasure and complexity for its modest full bottle price. Gorgeous stuff for having with a bowl of nuts or crème brulée perhaps £9.25, Berry Bros & Rudd.