92 pts, Robert Parker, Jr.’s, The Wine Advocate “These blends represent the newest bottled offerings from this Rutherglen producer, an area that produces spectacular fortifieds, especially the Muscats and Tokays (actually Muscadelle). Their freshness, good acidity, soaring aromatics, and unctuous flavors must be tasted to be believed. The real values are the less expensive cuvees generally produced from 5- to 6-year-old solera systems…The Victoria Tawny exhibits a medium garnet color in addition to sweet, unctuous strawberry and cherry fruit. It is a blend of four grapes, Carina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Shiraz.”
92 pts James Suckling
This is a wonderful tawny with lavender, dried fruit, prune and orange peel. Full body, medium sweet and a flavorful finish. The Rutherglen character is here!
90 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Sept, 2011
Bright red with an amber rim. Candied raspberry, plum jam, redcurrant and roasted nuts on the nose, plus a kick of peppery spice. Densely packed and sweet, with spicy flavors of strawberry preserves, cherry and rose enlivened by tangy acidity. Finishes quite ripe and sweet, with velvety texture and a spicy nuance.