Australia
August 1, 2013

McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Moscato NV

McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Moscato NV

I have had a wine revelation. I am not drinking enough Moscato. I didn’t even realize what I
had been missing! On a recent trip to Canada we made our usual trek to the Saq Depot to stock
up on vino for the weekend. For those who aren’t familiar with the Saq Depot it is very similar
to Buy Rite here in the States. It is set up like a warehouse and is packed full of wine at very
advantageous prices. I am like a kid in a candy store in these establishments. I love to have
so many options to choose from but I try to stick with a mix of familiar wines and add some newbies. One
of these new selections was McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate Moscato from Southeastern Australia. I
was familiar with the McWilliam’s brand but hadn’t had any of their whites. I was a little
apprehensive that this wouldn’t appeal to everyone since some Moscatos can be overly sweet. It
turns out my worries were unnecessary. In the glass it is light gold with a slight frizzante.
It’s a highly aromatic wine with predominately floral notes and the sweetness wasn’t overdone.
I perceived flavors of peach, citrus, and honey. Overall McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate was
extremely refreshing and was a huge hit! At only 6% alcohol it is the perfect wine to enjoy on
lazy summer afternoons. One side note: it seems this particular Moscato may be hard to come by
here in the States even though I see McWilliam’s just about everywhere. I am now a woman on a Moscato
mission!

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