Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro (Spain)

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  • My Rating: C-

Torres Floralis Moscatel Oro, 15% ABV – 500ml, (Spain)

On the back label:

“Since 1946, the Torres family have been making Floralis – Moscatel Oro, one of the most expressive dessert wines of the Mediterranean. It has an unmistakeably floral perfume, and is sensual and voluptuous in the mouth.”

  • Style: (Muscat of Alexandria) Dessert Wine
  • Taste: sugar/alcohol -> alcohol bitter/raisin/plum -> alcohol warmth/tangy/cloying finish.
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores (no longer available – 11/2013)
  • How much: $23 – 500ml., sometime in 2011
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine drinkers: no

Visual: Classy label with gold coloured foil on the label and a resealable push cork (real cork). Pours auburn brown that is identical in colour to my bottle of Tariquet VSOP Armagnac. Very slow legs.

Nose: Orange blossom, Vin Santo, plum, and minor alcohol. (7)-aromatic strength.

Attack: incoming sugars and alcohol

Mid-palate: syrupy (9)-sweetness, alcoholic bitterness/detection, (MAIN) raisins, plum

Finish: alcoholic throat (4)-warmth, light-med zingy-tanginess, mild cloying toffee sweet finish.

Summary:  Flavours are decent but nothing wow’d me here. Alcohol and sweetness are a bit too aggressive without the depth and aromatics to balance it out. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)