Helen’s blog

Thoughts and tastings from Helen Savage, wine writer.

Muscat -for ever?

Raymond Miquel makes the world’s finest Muscat at the Domaine de Barroubio at St Jean de Minervois. It has that magical combination of power and elegance that makes it, for me, the Muscat equivalent of Château Yquem. Until last week, I always though it was best drunk young, but then we were given a bottle of 2002. It is (was) amazingly good: still sweet and grapey, but now with a wonderfully minty complexity that reminds me a bit of top-quality aged Alsace Muscat. A revelation.

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