Try any of these Wines with your Holiday Desserts!
Alvear Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927
The NV Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 is non vintage, but does have some 1927 material in it. This is totally dark brown, amber with notes of figs, toffee, caramel syrup, molasses and coffee. It is dense, super sweet, intense, rich and an amazingly, unctuously textured, thick beverage to consume slowly and introspectively after a meal. Drink now through 2050, or even longer. 98 Wine Advocate
Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo 2009
"94 points, The Wine Advocate
…This is a beautiful and opulent wine with caramel, honey, dried fruit, grilled herb and candied orange peel. The wine feels beautiful on the palate thanks to its creamy weight and delicate textural approach.
Chateau Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2015
Orange peel, coconut and a host of tropical fruits are nicely delineated in this moderately sweet, refreshing Sauternes. Silky, perfumed and beautifully layered throughout, the Carmes is an ideal dessert wine for readers who find Sauternes too heavy or sweet. The Carmes is simple, uncomplicated and a real pleasure to taste. That's all there is to it. Antonio Galloni 90 to 93 points.
Chateau Coutet Barsac 2007
"94 points The Wine Advocate
...very intense bouquet with lemon curd and orange blossom mixed with clear honey...impressive precision here, almost crystalline...medium bodied with very fine viscous entry, great weight and intensity with racy acidity. There is also much tension cutting through the layers of viscous fruit on the sorbet like finish.
Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes 2003
Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes 2004
"92 points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
...has a delightful fresh bouquet with orange peel, honey, tinned apricot and crème brûlée aromas that are well defined. The palate is medium bodied with a viscous opening, well judged acidity and a vibrant, tensile finish that feels long and vivacious. This is a little gem...
Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes 2006
Chateau Doisy-Vedrines Sauternes 2007
"93 points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
... there is plenty of botrytis here with scents of melted candle wax and white peach. The palate is vibrant on the entry with impressive weight: hints of orange peel and apricot with a tender, almost understated finish. This improves in the glass, gaining more complexity and nuance...
Chateau Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes 2007
"93 points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
... has a generous bouquet with almond, dried honey, minerals and yellow flowers ...the palate is medium-bodied with a honeyed entry. There is very good weight here: plenty of botrytized fruit, good acidity, lovely notes of mandarin, marmalade, quince and a twist of citrus lemon on the dense and assertive finish.
Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey 2007
very fragrant, floral bouquet with a “patisserie” element: touches of lemon meringue, apricot and walnut. The palate is very well balanced, quite taut and spicy on the entry... very zesty and tensile.
Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2007/2008
"96 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
This has an exceptional bouquet: Satsuma and mandarin, quince and marmalade, wonderful mineralite and tension. The palate is very well balanced with mandarin, lime, orange rind and a touch of quince. This comes highly recommended; an outstanding 5 Puttonyos.
Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest 2015
Far Niente Dolce Late Harvest 2011
The 2011 Dolce presents butterscotch and citrus fruit aromas enriched with toasted caramel crème brûlée and vanilla. As promised by the orange and citrus blossom aromas, similarly driven flavors mingled with honeysuckle and butterscotch are foremost on the palate. The balance of sweetness and mouthwatering acidity offers a compelling sense of volume, and the coating texture progresses to a structured and lengthy finish.
Jorge Ordonez and Company Seleccion Especial #1 2014/2015
"91 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
... has a light color and an extraordinary fragrant nose of exotic fruits and spring flowers followed by a zesty, light, but intense Muscat. ... complex, very intriguing and historic, slightly sweet wine. The candied fruit character and bright acidity balances out the wine’s sweetness. So there is nothing cloying or heavy about it.
Jorge Ordonez and Company Victoria #2 2014
"95 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
An absolutely amazing, decadent, luxurious sweet wine…it has loads of honeysuckle, caramelized tropical fruits, hints of maple syrup and brown sugar. The wine is rich, fragrant with plenty of flowery notes intermixed with wet pebble-like minerality. It is full bodied and unctuously textured, but has enough acidity to balance the sweet, rich texture.
Paul Jaboulet Aine Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2010
Year in and year out a delicious and balanced dessert wine. Orange marmalade, apricots, and peaches, copious fruit, and enough acidity to provide vibrancy and balance
Quinta Do Noval Black
"90 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish.
Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil 2013
Warres Otima Tawny Port 10 Years Old
A 10 year old tawny especially for those with a preference for the more delicate lighter style of Port. Balanced with a touch of sweetness to the plush flavors of butterscotch, pear tart, almond and vanilla. Orange peel and dried ginger accents emerge on the seductively spicy finish.
Warres Otima Tawny Port 20 Years Old
This is a smooth and richly ripe wine. It has a dry character that brings out the wood aging and the dried fruit flavors that are well in balance. There is a tang of spirit that gives a lift to the wine. Acidity and a dry aftertaste complete an impressive tawny. 92 Wine Enthusiast.
Warres Warrior Port Reserve
A fruity style, with luscious plum, raspberry and cherry flavors that are deep and rich. Asian spice and dark chocolate notes linger on the fresh, minerally finish