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Muscadelle


Although it has a name and an aroma similar to the Muscat grape, Muscadelle is unrelated. It is one of the three grapes allowed in White Bordeaux wines and it is used in blends for both dry and sweet wines, like Sauternes. It has been falling in popularity, increasingly replaced by Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. In Australia where it is known as Tokay, Muscadelle is now being used to make a fortified drink called Liquer Tokay that has oxidized characteristics similar to Sherry.