Muscat Rutherglen Victoria
Gold Medal Los Angeles, Gold Decanter World Wine Awards London, Wine & Spirits International Wineries of the Year Awards. Those who are lucky enough to experience Chambers Rosewood, say that the wines leave indelible memories.
You can travel down Barkly Street Rutherglen and not even notice the tiny little winery housed in a collection of corrugated iron sheds, yet Chambers Rosewood is internationally acclaimed. Afficianados of Australian fortifieds could easily be forgiven for not realising that some of the world's finest Muscat are produced here. This small, family operation was established by William Chambers in 1858 and has operated as a winery continuously ever since long enough for the sixth generation of Chambers to make wine here. The ancient rare cuvees date back to soleras from 1890, the non-irrigated vines, many of which are over eighty years old, produce low yields with wonderful concentrated flavours. Alcohol 18.0%
Made using a 1960 base wine, it is incredibly intense, rich and smoky, with black cherry, cola and aniseed flavours. Long and redolent of tar and smoke on its clean sweet finish.