Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Full bodied with high acidity to balance the sugars.
Sweet on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked raisins, cedar, spices, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, light earth and herbs.
Long finish with cherries.
This is a gorgeous sweet wine from Portugal. Rich with great balance and a soft mouthfeel.
The 1994 vintage was an exceptional vintage, so I was very excited to try it when I saw it on the wine list.
Smells very young, although it smelled a little oxidized right out of the bottle, which went away after 20 minutes of airtime.
Drinking beautifully now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a Fourme d’Ambert blue cheese. So nicely paired, tasty and decadent.
A great experience to try these kind of wines from special vintages.
20% alcohol by volume.
Tag: sweet wine
Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes 2005, Bordeaux, France
To celebrate my 20,000 Vivino followers, here is a gorgeous wine.
A very pretty color of deep gold.
Wonderful nose of honey, citrus, yellow apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light earth and white flowers.
Full bodied and very smooth with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with honey, citrus, red apples, tropical fruits, spices, maple syrup and minerals.
Long finish with lemons and spices.
This is a delicious sweet wine from Bordeaux. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Showing great complexity at this point. Loved the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while. Really pretty.
Very well balanced with enough sugar for the acidity. So delicious now.
This 18 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.
A great wine from a great vintage. Buttery and creamy. Spicy and entertaining. A wonderful wine.
I’ve had a few different vintages of this wine, and it is always amazing.
Thank you Scott for sharing this gem with me.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
Chateau de Casenove Muscat de Rivesaltes 1994, France
Light pink in color.
Strong nose with flowers and tropical fruits.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Sweet on the palate with nice complexity. Elegant and rich.
Showing apples, pears, peaches, spices, papaya, light raspberries, wild flowers, light earth and sweet tea.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 20 minutes of airtime.
This 29 year old is still drinking nicely. Easy to drink, and sweet enough to pair with desserts.
16% alcohol by volume.
Château D’yquem Sauternes 2014, Bordeaux, France
This is a fabulous sweet wine from Bordeaux.
Dark Golden in color.
Beautiful sweet nose of honey, yellow apples, apricots, honeysuckle, lemons, caramel, spices and white pepper.
Full bodied and bold, with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with honey, citrus, tropical fruits, spices, lemons and brown sugar.
Long, long finish with citrus and limes.
This 8 year old still feels very young and concentrated. Nicely balanced with lots of acidity to balance the sugars. Tangy and interesting with a heavy mouthfeel.
Rich, yet elegant. Sweet and powerful. Creamy and bold. A delicious experience.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime.
A great vintage that shows its power. Already showing great complexity, but will age nicely in the next 50 years.
Decadent and delicious. A fabulous dessert wine.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
Four Seasons Collection Late Harvest Red Moscato 1997, Moldova
This is a very tasty sweet wine from Moldova. Actually, my first one from this region.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Sweet on the palate with nice acidity that balances it out.
Showing red and black fruits with sweet cherries, over ripen citrus fruits, Indian spices, caramel, mocha, nuts, dried figs, cooked raisins and walnuts.
This 25 year old, still has good acidity, which is nice to see.
Good right out of the bottle, and so much better after 3 hours of airtime.
It does not feel fortified, but I wonder how they got to that high alcohol…
A good dessert wine with great complexity.
I found it in a Russian grocery store for $4. Couldn’t help myself.
I paired it with an Italian Fruit Tart cake.
15% alcohol by volume.
Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling 2000, Columbia Valley, Washington State
This is a great collaboration between Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen.
Brown in color with a brick rim.
Full bodied and bold.
Sweet on the palate with high acidity.
This 22 year old is showing citrus, prunes, dried figs, raisins, honeydew, spices, honey suckle, red apples and pineapples.
Extremely sweet and a bit unbalanced, although very yummy.
Wine Spectator 98 points.
Very tasty by itself as a dessert. I loved the nose more than the palate.
7% alcohol by volume.
Chateau Suduiraut Premier Cru Classé Sauternes 2004, France
This is a wonderful 18 year old sweet wine from Bordeaux.
Showing lemons, citrus, yellow apples, pears, pineapples, honey and light earth.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Sweet on the palate and well balanced with nice complexity.
Has a lovely nose that I really enjoyed. Kept on smelling on it for a long time.
Drinking wonderfully now, and will continues to age nicely in the next 20 years.
A tasty wine that doesn’t need food at all, but will pair very nicely with Foie Gras.
A blend of mostly Sémillon with Sauvignon Blanc.
14% alcohol by volume.
Chateau Bechereau Philipperie Sauternes 1983, France
Dark golden in color.
Simple on the nose with honey, citrus, pineapples, honeydew and light spices.
Full bodied with high acidity and long legs.
Off dry on the palate with yellow apples, spices, light tropical fruits, licorice, honey, light earth notes, herbs and white pepper.
Long finish with spices and black pepper.
This 38 year old is still drinking very nicely now, but probably past its peak.
I gave it an hour to open up, but it probably needed much longer.
This is an interesting sweet wine. Spicy and entertaining, but lost a lot of the fruits by now. From a great vintage, but not as sweet as I expected it to be.
I had it a couple of years ago and liked it better then. Not what I expected but it is still very drinkable.
13% alcohol by volume.
Bee Hunter Wines Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling 2014, Anderson Valley, California
Deep yellow in color with a golden 24 carat hue.
Beautiful nose of yellow apples, ripen pears, minerals, tropical fruits, apricots and spices.
Fill bodied with high acidity.
Sweet on the palate with pears, apricots, honey, apples, tropical fruits and spices.
Long sweet finish.
This is a delicious Sweet Riesling from Anderson Valley. Nicely balanced and rich, with lots of acidity to balance the sugars.
This 7 year old is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.
Showing great complexity with beautiful flavors. Good by itself as a sipping wine.
I paired it with a chocolate cake, but I preferred it all by itself.
A special selection that was only produced in this vintage. Very special.
9.7% alcohol by volume.
Eos Estate Winery Tears of Dew Late Harvest Moscato 2006 Paso Robles, California
This is a delicious 14 year old, Moscato from Paso Robles. Showing ripen apples and citrus fruits, cooked oranges, honey, melons, tropical fruits, peaches, light vanilla, bananas, apricots, guava, tangerines, mediterranean spices and black pepper.
Sweet on the palate and nicely balanced, with high acidity to balance it out.
Full bodied with great complexity and a nice mouthfeel.
Long finish with tangy lemons.
Loved the nose, but the palate is much more interesting and tasty. Usually it’s the other way for me.
Wine Enthusiasts 95 points.
Thank you Elvira and David for sharing this with us.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with an Italian berry tart. Delicious.
11.5% alcohol by volume.
$25 (current vintage, half bottle).