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Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2010<br>(Casablanca Valley, Chile)

Errazuriz Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(Casablanca Valley, Chile)

 

"The pale yellow colour will turn golden with time. The nose displays myriad concentrated ripe fruit aromas, ranging from cherimoya to apricot interlaced with subtle notes of orange zest and a hint of honey. The sweet, lush texture envelopes the palate while crisp acidity maintains the wine's freshness."

That is the winemaker's note - all I would add is that Chilean late-harvested Sauvignon is an undiscovered treat for most lovers of dessert wine and is truly fabulous with blue cheese.

Price: £8.99

Quady's Elysium Black Muscat 2010 37.5cl

Quady's Elysium Black Muscat 2010 37.5cl

 

Elysium in Greek Mythology is paradise. The provocative rose and lychee aroma of Elysium resonate from the Black Muscat grape variety. Elysium can accompany dessert cheeses, such as blues, creams, especially vanilla, red fruit custards, clafoutis, and puddings; as well as chocolate.

Price: £10.99

Crown Estates Tokaji Aszu 2007 25cl<br>5 Puttonyos

Crown Estates Tokaji Aszu 2007 25cl
5 Puttonyos

 

This is the great wine of North Eastern Hungary produced around the town of Mad. It is so revered within Hungary itself that it is even mentioned in the national anthem. The region's ability to make fine dessert wines was discovered in 1650 by Zssuzsana Lorantfly, a monk. In 1650 the area was attacked by the Turks, and so the grapes were left on the vines. By the time they were harvested the grapes had started to rot on the vines. Zssuzsana made a wine anyway and the result was 'much admired'. The 'Noble Rot' (Botrytis Cineria) had been discovered and led to the production of most of the world's great dessert wines.

Deep golden yellow in colour with aromas of Seville oranges, marmalade and honeycomb, which all follow through to similar flavours on the palate, this wine is heaven with: blue cheese (or if you really want to "do a Heston" blue cheese ice cream on an oat biscuit). Also great with tarte tatin , almond tart and chocolate desserts. However we find them so delicious, we tend to skip the pud altogether and just drink the wine.

Price: £12.99

Domaine de Durban, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2007 (75cl)<br>(Rhône, France)<br>

Domaine de Durban, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2007 (75cl)
(Rhône, France)

 

Durban claim that their Muscats are so much more aromatic and more delicately coloured than any other Beaumes de Venise because they use a very unique form of the variety.

Whatever the reason this is the wine that the critics universally agree to be the best and is full of wonderful orangey / pear flavours.

Sweet without being cloying, within France it is frequently used as an aperitif as much as a desert wine. Ideal with lighter puddings such as meringue

List Price: £15.99
Price: £12.99

Château Lamourette 2005 Half-bottles<br>(Sauternes)

Château Lamourette 2005 Half-bottles
(Sauternes)

 

This little known property produces delicious wine, sometimes startlingly good. Despite being in Bommes, its style is sometimes reminiscent of good Barsac, with elegance and finesse to the fore, rather than sheer richness and power. It also displays a marked floral bouquet. The 2005 has been chosen by the Conseil Interprofessionel des Vins de Bordeaux to represent Sauternes in promotional tastings. The vineyard runs to 10 ha of old vines, planted with 90% Sémillon, 4% Sauvignon and 6% Muscadelle. Most of the Sauvignon is used for dry white wine. Barrel ageing has only been used from 2001 and the 2005 is already quite delicious. The objective has always been to conserve the maximum aromatic complexity. The yield is never more than 13hl/ha. Anne-Marie Leglise, in direct succession of ownership from mother to daughter since 1860, runs Lamourette with talent and passion – she also makes a pretty good 100% Merlot red Graves.

Price: £14.99

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2009/10 37.5cl <br> (Australia)

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2009/10 37.5cl
(Australia)

 

Mount Horrocks' winemaker Stephanie Toole is the partner of famed Australian Riesling producer Jeffrey Grosset. Her wines are similarly well regarded and this delicious dessert wine shows why. One of our lightest and most delicate dessert wines that matches pretty much any pudding.

Bright pale yellow gold with a distinctive lime-edged youthfulness. Wildflower, orange essence, vanilla and musk notes leap from the glass. Here’s a sweet white that doesn’t cloy – it’s vibrant and tangy with tangerine zip, sweet lime and delicious juicy fruit flavours all wrapped up in a framework of zesty acidity keeping it crisp and oh so more-ish. This vintage appears a little lighter and fresher, more focussed even – which auger well for both its drinkability and cellaring.

Price: £18.99

Joseph Cattin Gewürztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2007 (50cl)<br> (Alsace, France)

Joseph Cattin Gewürztraminer Vendanges Tardives 2007 (50cl)
(Alsace, France)

 

As the original and still only one of only two importers of this wine into the UK we were very proud when this wine won the title of “Best Alsace Sweet Wine” in today’s Decanter. Although it does not say it on the label this wine actually comes from organically grown fruit grown within the Grand Cru vineyard Hatchbourg – one of the highest Grand Crus in Alsace and perhaps part of the reason for its freshness.

Jacques Cattin says he does not use the Grand Cru status on the label as the amount of words on it are already confusing enough for the customer!

The Decanter judges noted; “Fine honey and flower on the nose showing rose petals, ginger, melon and apricot with tangy acidity and a complex, grainy finish. Classic powerful and expressive.”

Price: £19.99

Crown Estates Tokaji Aszu 2002 50cl<br>5 Puttonyos

Crown Estates Tokaji Aszu 2002 50cl
5 Puttonyos

 

This is the great wine of North Eastern Hungary produced around the town of Mad. It is so revered within Hungary itself that it is even mentioned in the national anthem. The region's ability to make fine dessert wines was discovered in 1650 by Zssuzsana Lorantfly, a monk. In 1650 the area was attacked by the Turks, and so the grapes were left on the vines. By the time they were harvested the grapes had started to rot on the vines. Zssuzsana made a wine anyway and the result was 'much admired'. The 'Noble Rot' (Botrytis Cineria) had been discovered and led to the production of most of the world's great dessert wines.

Deep golden yellow in colour with aromas of Seville oranges, marmalade and honeycomb, which all follow through to similar flavours on the palate, this wine is heaven with: blue cheese (or if you really want to "do a Heston" blue cheese ice cream on an oat biscuit). Also great with tarte tatin , almond tart and chocolate desserts. However we find them so delicious, we tend to skip the pud altogether and just drink the wine.

Price: £25.99

Clos de Nouys, Vouvray Cuvee des Grains Dorés 2005 (50cl)<br>(Loire, France)

Clos de Nouys, Vouvray Cuvee des Grains Dorés 2005 (50cl)
(Loire, France)

 

Yellow with hints of gold. Wonderful wet wool aromas with quince and figs as well. On the palate it is sweet but beautifully balanced with apricot, pineapple and mango, with a certain spiciness and a long honeyed finish.

"Gorgeousness in a bottle...!"
Rupert Pritchett, Proprietor.

Price: £29.99

De Bortoli's Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2006 75cl <br> (Australia)

De Bortoli's Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2006 75cl
(Australia)

 

Australia's most awarded dessert wine. The wine is golden yellow and exhibits apricot and quince fruit combined with citrus, vanillin oak and a hint of almond. A lucious mouthfilling wine with lingering botrytis fruit and vanillin oak flavours that finish with a crisp, clean acidity. A great complement to fresh fruity desserts or an almond tart.

Price: £37.99


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