Hands up all those people who will break out a bottle of dessert wine at the end of a meal to accompany pudding, I guess if I look around there would probably not be many arms in the air but if you haven’t tried it then you are missing out on a real treat.
On a lovely spring evening, eating al fresco with friends I brought out this bottle of dessert wine to accompany a variety of sweet puddings. Many of them had not tried dessert wine before but were all willing to give it a go, It was also a chance to try out my recently bought dessert wine glasses
The bottle in question was the Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest 2011. I had this bottle chilling in the fridge all day.
When poured it was darkish gold in colour, heady aromas of peach, apricot, mangoes and something herbal. For a sweet wine this was not cloying or sickly, tasting of fresh tropical fruits which burst in the mouth, including apricots, peaches and oranges.
Slightly sweeter than the apricot tart and strawberry cheesecake ice cream we were eating this just seemed to pair perfectly and enjoyed by all who tried it.
So if you haven’t tried dessert wine before, go on treat yourself you won’t be disappointed, this is stunning !
My rating 8.5/10 corks
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