92pts Wilfred Wong
I have enjoyed many glasses of the Quady Essensia over the years, and I have never gotten tired of its delectable flavors. The 2016 Andrew Quady Essensia Orange Muscat is a delicious treat. This wine is aromatic and sweet. Its aromas and flavors of sweetened, dried apricots and honey make it an excellent pairing mate with a flourless dark chocolate torte. You can even top with hazelnuts and whipped cream. (Tasted: October 24, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
91pts Wine Enthusiast
This powerful dessert wine offers heady aromas of orange peel, almonds and honey followed by sweet, vibrant and concentrated fruit and nut flavors. It’s full bodied, fully sweet but not sugary, and well balanced by acidity.
Essensia is a full-bodied sweet wine made with Orange Muscat grapes. The experience of Essensia is unmistakable: a rich gold in the glass is accompanied by spicy orange-apricot-pear flavors and aromas, balanced with perfect fruit acidity to finish clean, tempting you for one more sip.
Essensia and dessert are sensational together. Pair with chocolate, almond, peach, apricot and apple desserts, or cheesecake. Dip in biscotti, moisten cakes and add to truffles. Drink it alongside fresh goat cheese and enjoy the interplay between the sweet and sour flavors.