The world of sweet wine is much more diverse than what it often gets the credit for. Delicious examples are produced all over the world, from a huge range of grape varieties and in a spectrum of styles.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Don't just call them dessert wines. While many of them are delicious dessert, they are often just as transcendent with savory dishes. Foie gras with Sauternes, stilton with Port – there is a reason that these are among the most classic food and wine classifications that you will ever experience. "data-reactid =" 12 "> Do not call them dessert wines. While many of them are delicious dessert, they are often just as transcendent with savory dishes. Foie gras with Sauternes, stilton with Port – there is a reason that these are among the most classic food and wine classifications that you will ever experience.
Here are ten great ones to search in alphabetical order. Some are priced for everyday pleasure, while others are more for special occasions. The joy they bring when they are opened is immeasurable, and even if you don't think you like sweet wines, give it a chance.
Amista Ilusión Red dessert wine, Dry Creek Valley
A complex blend of Zinfandel and Syrah, it has aromas of sweet cigar tobacco, dried blueberries and cedar, and a concentrated palate with flavors of black cherries, bakery chocolate and Chinese five spice powder. $ 28 for 375 ml
Barboursville vineyards Virginia Paxxito 2014
A passito of Moscato Ottonel and Vidal with a fantastic concentration, aromas of golden raisins, white figs and candied lemon zest and flavors of pralines and dried pineapples, all marinated with fennel and a clear salt content that lingers on the finish. $ 31.99 for 375 ml
Château d’Anna Cuvée Louis d’Or 2011 Sauternes
Made entirely from Semillon and defined by its flavors of lemon marmalade and marzipan, this is a honey-like wine that embodies all the generosity of great Sauternes, yet for a fraction of what you would expect to pay. $ 25 for 375 ml
Donnafugata Ben Ryé 2015 Passito di Pantelleria
Golden raisins, dried figs and a hint of honeysuckle on the nose precede a wonderfully heavy palate that rolls with flavors of honey-soaked and caramelized pineapple, white nectarines, mango & # 39; s and the slightest nod in the direction of white licorice and whole clove. $ 40 for 375 ml
Inniskillin Gold Vidal Icewine 2014 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Aromas of candied and dehydrated pineapple, lemon and orange marmalade and apricot preserves form the basis for a palate that is remarkably fresh, given its sweetness and viscosity. Different flavors of apricots are accompanied by a persistent note of orange blossom on the finish. The current vintage, 2017, is available for $ 49.95 for 375 ml
Royal Tokaji Gold Label 6 Puttonyos Tokaji Aszu Szt. Tamas 2016
Toasted coconut, coffee and cocoa beans hang over the glass and glide into unforgettable flavors of honeysuckle, fresh autumn apples and pears, ripe stone fruit and honey tuft. Remarkable. $ 115- $ 120.
Swanson Vineyards Angelica, Amador County
The liquid version of maple syrup-drizzled pancakes with lightly roasted walnuts. Not overly sweet, with raisins, fig newtons, chocolates and a savory undercurrent that hardly pulses under the surface. It's hard to find and will give you more than $ 100, but if you come across this, pick it up immediately.
Tasca d’Almerita Tenuta Capofaro 2016 Salina
Candied orange and lemon peel, jasmine and honey define this gem of the island of Salina, a two-hour boat trip from Sicily. The sweetness is so well balanced that the beautiful ripe fruit shines through it without being overwhelmed by the sugar. $ 42 for 500 ml
Taylor Fladgate 30 years of Tawny Port
Transcendent, nutty aromas of apricot preserves continue into a palate that is also layered with candied orange zest, honey, roasted coconut, coffee and the slightest hint of mushrooms. It's sweet, generous and incredibly balanced, and the suggestion of salinity on the finish makes it impossible to stop sipping. $ 139.99
Zuccardi Malamado Malbec Vino Licoroso, Mendoza
Generous and opulent, with ground blueberries and blackberries, warm figs, chocolate and tobacco. The scent of cracked black peppercorn on the aftertaste brings the sachertorte and rich cherry aromas to stunning relief. $ 20