Thursday, 14 February 2013
Elysium Black Muscat: a Valentine's treat
I've always had a soft-spot for sweet wine specialist Andrew Quady's quirky range, especially his Black Muscat, Elysium. Here in the UK you don't often see these Californian wines, but I came across Elysium last week in a local off-licence (the Bottle and Basket in Adelaide Road near Chalk Farm tube station). Noticing the heart on the label, I just had to grab a bottle for Valentine's Day.
Elysium is a truly pretty wine with seductively perfumed juicy red fruit and that gorgeous ruby colour. What's more, at 15 percent ABV, it is one of the few wines that's comfortable with chocolate. This evening we'll be having it with gooey chocolate puddings with cherry compote. Can't wait.
Happy Valentine's Day!