Dutschke Ivy Blondina 2004 White Muscat (Australia)

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Ivy Blondina 2004 White Muscat (discontinued) – Dutschke Winery, 15% ABV – 375ml, (Lyndoch, South Australia)

On the back label:

“Ivy Blondina Semmler, Oscar’s wife, Ken’s mother and my grandmother, was a wonderfully generous woman who gave us all tremendous support and inspiration. We though it quite fitting that we dedicate this refreshing fruity wine to ‘Ivy Blondina’.

White Muscat grapes from our family vineyard at Lyndoch were used to produce this wine. With generous citrus and tropical fruit characters, it is best appreciated as a young wine and served chilled. Enjoy this wine as we have enjoyed producing it.”

  • Style: (fortified) Dessert Wine
  • My Rating: B-
  • Taste Profile: Deep fruit/sour/sweetness/alcohol -> peach/red apple/pineapple ->alcohol/warmth/clean finish.
  • Where I got it: Bin 104 (Edmonton, AB)
  • How much: ~$25, Sometime in 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours clear golden light yellow. Strong fruity peach/apricot/lychee aroma on the nose. Hits you with a deep fruit, 5/10-sour, tangy acidity up front, 8/10-sweetness mixed with alcohol, fading into peach, red apple, pineapple, ending with more alcohol, mild warming/tongue tingly, mildly sticky, clean finish. Medium complexity, med depth, good transitions, decent carry, quite sippable. Clean and more elegant compared to crappier/basic dessert wines I’ve tried.