R.L. Buller & Son Fine Muscat
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
97 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2002
This wine is nearly flawless. Fabulously perfumed as well as unctuously textured, it offers incredible notes of prunes, raisins, honey, molasses, roasted nuts, etc., etc. Australia continues to be a treasure trove for fortified, after-dinner wines. Once bottled, they do not change, and often age up to a decade where well stored. After opening, most will last for a week. This is one of the top wine discoveries of this year’s tastings. Many consumers are going to be overjoyed with this offering.
96 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2005
The medium dark amber-colored Premium Fine Muscat (100% Muscat) reveals terrific aromas of toffee, melted caramel, molasses, brown sugar, hazelnuts, and smoke. The blend represents the newest bottled offerings from this Rutherglen producer, an area that produces spectacular fortifieds, especially the Muscats and Tokays (actually Muscadelle). Its freshness, good acidity, soaring aromatics, and unctuous flavors must be tasted to be believed.
96 pts.Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2007
The N.V. Fine Muscat offers the most complexity of this hedonistic trio. Dark amber-colored, it delivers flavors of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and dates. It is well balanced and has a long, pure finish.
95 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2004
The medium dark amber-colored Premium Fine Muscat (100% Muscat) reveals terrific aromas of toffee, melted caramel, molasses, brown sugar, hazelnuts, and smoke.
94 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: August, 2003
The medium amber-colored non-vintage Premium Fine Muscat offers terrific aromas of brown sugar, molasses, and maple syrup, great persistence on the palate, and a tremendous finish. For the price, it’s a steal! These Australian treasures are fabulous to drink at the end of a meal. Moreover, once opened, they will hold for several weeks, sometimes longer.
92 pts.Wine Spectator: May 15, 2002
Smooth and unctuous, richly sweet and brimming with Muscat spiciness, finishing with toffee and prune flavors that mingle beautifully.
91 pts.Wine Enthusiast: February, 2011
Buller’s entry-level Muscat blend sourced from inside and outside Rutherglen itself is a terrific value. It’s perfumed yet full bodied and rich, with sweet notes of golden raisins and dried figs, as well as darker hints of dates and molasses.
91 pts.Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Sep/Oct 2009
Green-tinged brown color. Intensely perfumed bouquet shows a strong spicy character and scents of orange peel, clove, nutmeg and brown sugar. Deeply sweet but not excessively thick, avoiding any syrupy character. Zesty orange peel and spices on the palate, with sweeter pit fruit and caramel notes on the back end. Impressively vibrant for a fortified wine, with strong finishing spiciness and a hint of bitter orange.
Decanter: October 1, 2009
Subtle and restrained, luscious raisiny richness. Alcohol is integrated and balanced.