Sweet, luscious, complex and elegant it is a wine usually served as an after dinner digestive but is equally at home accompanying a range of dessert options as well as full flavoured cheeses.
Deep, brilliant old gold. Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque. Toffee and tealeaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish.
Area: Casablanca Valley.
Light golden in colour this complex wine reveals a seductive nose of apricot, crème brulee, walnut and toasted almond. In the mouth lush notes of quince, honey and spiced apple combine effortlessly with a bright, zesty acidity to give excellent structure and length.
A fabulous dessert wine, sweet and luscious with a great backbone of fine acidity for a clean finish. The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine and melon, flavours on the palate are richer, honey and toffee finishing with a twist of bitter orange zest. Utterly luscious!
Grape: 100% Traminer.
Medium golden yellow. Hints of rose petals on the nose, orange zests and marsh mellow. On the palate grape fruit aromas, notes of wild herbs, attractive tropical fruit flavours, lively acidity. Orange zests and mineral nuances on the long finish.
It is an excellent accopaniment for fried goose liver, pastries and munster.
Not necessarily the first place you'd think of when looking for sweet wines, Austria has a reputation for producing some exceptional examples and no one more so than Kracher. This wine come from Burgenland and is a blend of Chardonnay and a variety called Welschriesling, a variety grown in central Europe. The 2011 Auslese has a very pleasant and aromatic nose of lemon, honeysuckle, green apple, melon and orange blossom. The wine tastes nicely sweet, but nowhere close to syrupy, and features lots of grapefruit along with tangerine, green apple, lemon and pear flavors. It also has a wonderful texture and mouthfeel. The whole thing is balanced by very good acidity, which coupled to a long finish adds a nice mineral dimension to the wine. This is very good indeed.
Area: Rutherglen, Victoria.
Grapey Muscat aromas are followed by raisiny, caramelised sugar flavours making it a world-class pudding wine.
Area: Beerenauslese, Pfalz.
Grape: Scheurebe, Riesling.
The juicy Scheurebe and Riesling grapes are left on the vines to develop a gorgeously intense sweetness and concentration of flavour.
Just wonderful with a huge slice of lemon meringue pie and a generous serving of cream. Perfection.
Grape; Trebbiano toscano and Malvasia del Chianti.
A deep honey bronze.
Aromatic with hints of citrus and honey with nutty undertones.
Wonderfully complex wine, sweet, with flavors of dried apricots, orange peel, honey, and toasted almonds.
Cantucci, high quality dark chocolate, gorgonzola, nut based tarts, fois gras.