It was great to try these three Swiss wines from the Valais, from Domaine des Muses. They’re stocked in the UK by The Wine Society and Alpine Wines (who carry a fuller range). Of course, given the strength of the Swiss Franc, they aren’t cheap, but they represent the sort of quality that Switzerland is capable of, yet is rarely exported. I visited Switzerland for wine purposes back in 2006, and it was an eye opener.
Domaine des Muses Petite Arvine Tradition 2013 Valais, Switzerland
Beautifully framed aromatics of pear, citrus and ripe melon. Fresh but broad on the palate with great concentration of pure citrus and pear fruit. Clean but intense with real prettiness and a lovely texture. Long finish. 93/100 (£30 The Wine Society)
Domaine Des Muses Humagne Rouge 2013 Valais, Switzerland
Supple and juicy with lovely pure, sweet cherry fruit, with a grainy mineral core and real elegance. Supple, fine and expressive with lovely purity of fruit. Quite thrilling. 95/100 (£33 The Wine Society)
Domaine des Muses Fendant Classique 2013 Valais, Switzerland
Lovely ripe sweetly fruited nose with melon and pear fruit. Very enticing. Lovely balanced palate with some nice textured pear fruit and some lovely softness. Amost feels a little salty and soapy. Some spice on the finish. 90/100 (£19 The Wine Society)
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