Dessert Wines (Stickies) Yum!
One misconception about dessert wines is that you need dessert to go with them. While there are some amazing dessert pairings to go with these wines, the wine itself is a good dessert. Wines offer nuances and delicate flavors and eating a sweet, decadent dessert could mask them. Simple pairings do best though, such as a cheesecake with a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc, a good Port with warm chocolate torte, or Ice Wine with homemade vanilla ice cream. Try some out on your own, but be ready for a sugar "high" for the rest of the evening!
Try dessert wines. Many people discount anything sweet and refuse to try them or have them after dinner. Next time you're out wine tasting in wine country, ask if they make a sweet wine and try it. When you go to dinner to a nice restaurant next don't be afraid to try a sweet wine after dinner. Ask your server for recommendations. Although most dessert wines are listed here, there are other types to try as well. Enjoy your journey, and let the child inside out and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Charles Wiffen Marlborough Late Harves Riesling 2015 (375ml)
This succulent wine has lifted aromas of honeyed apricots, marmalade and citrus cheesecake. The palate is defined by similar favours, with a rich, long elegant finish.... more »
Simonsig Muscat Ottonel Straw Wine 2011 (500ml)
$35.00$30.00Brilliant gold colour. A kiss of Muscat raisins and honeyed spice, supported by an ever so faint oak toastiness. Silky smooth on the palate with layered flavours of aromatic dried pears and subtly caramelised sugar. The unctuous sweetness runs like a golden thread to a delicious dry finish. The r... more »
González Byass "Nectar" Pedro Ximénez 375ml
$25.00$21.00Christmas Pudding in a bottle An extraordinarily intense, profoundly sweet, sticky Pedro Ximenez sherry from Gonzalez Byass. One of the world's great wines - so densely viscous you practically have to shake it out of the bottle.... more »
Johner Gladstone Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (375ml)
Rich and lush, the wine features elevated levels of acidity with concentration of marmalade; gooseberry, tropical fruits and honey on the palate with a long unctuous finish.... more »