|Great Value||The Washington Post||"Muscat generally tends to be sweet. Dry versions like this one retain the grape's flowery and citrus character. Think of standing in a lemon grove near the ocean on a breezy day. This is delicious by itself but would be a great partner for seafood salad or paella.”
Washington Post, January 2018
|88||View from the Cellar||This is the first time I have tasted the Dry Muscat from Legado del Moncayo and I like the wine quite well, but it is already showing a bit of reductive issues on the backend of the palate, with the finish a touch pinched and a slightly off, asparagus flavor just starting to poke out on the finish. Last I checked, asparagus was more closure-specific and varietal-specific when tasting Muscat. With some coaxing, the nose offers up a very pretty blend of fresh pear, salty soil tones, a touch of beeswax, spring flowers and a hint of wild fennel. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and quite dry, with a good core of fruit, lovely soil signature and a long, crisp and well-balanced finish that cannot quite shed its reductive vegetal streak on the backend, even with extended time in decanter. This is a really, really good wine, so let’s put it under natural cork next vintage!
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
|89||International Wine Review||Medium yellow straw. Very aromatic with effusive rose petals show on nose. Perfumed floral palate with tropical fruit notes, finishing dry and crisp.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019