Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti (half bottles) is an aromatic Moscato from Asti in Italy's Piemonte region. The wine is low in alcohol (5% abv), naturally sweet and gently sparkling. It is vibrant and fruity; ideal with fresh fruit desserts.
Golden yellow, a complex nose with overtones of mature peaches, apricots and honey, and a delicate background of botrytis. Marked notes of quince jam and creamy honeyed flavours are enlivened by a good level of acidity. Rich, intense and full bodied, with a long and elegant finish where fruits and botrytis express their identity in full harmony.
Chateau de Juge Cadillac is located directly across the Garonne from Sauternes and is blessed with the same climatic and soil conditions that lend themselves to the production of those legendary dessert wines. This wine is very similar in style to neighboring Sauternes, with the same honeyed flavours of grapefruit, melon, pineapple and tangerine.
Domaine des Forges Côteaux du Layon is an exquisite sweet wine with aromatic notes of exotic fruits and dried apricot. The palate is underpinned by fresh acidity which beautifully balances the richness of fruit, while mineral overtones add complexity through to a long, persistent finish.
Elysium Black Muscat, from winemaker Andrew Quady, is made from the rare dark-skinned Black Muscat variety. It has a rose-like aroma, which led Quady to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Sweet and velvety on the palate, Elysium is a a hedonistic wine lover's dream.
Essensia Orange Muscat, from winemaker Andre Quady, is made from the rare Orange Muscat variety. It has an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom and apricot, an intense, sweet middle and a lingering refreshing aftertaste.
Saint Clair Godfrey's Creek Noble Riesling is a deliciously complex dessert wine, with a bouquet of poached apricot, candied citrus and white clover honey. Opulent and silky on the palate with rich orange, lemon and cocoa notes leading to a long, smooth finish.
Castelnau de Suduiraut Sauternes is the second wine of Grand Cru Classé Château Suduiraut. This wine is a delicious sweet, honeyed, toasty blend of 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc from the prestigious Sauternes appellation.
Crimson red in colour with delicate purple tints, this wine reveals aromas of very ripe red fruits and wild berries on the nose. The full and rounded palate is well-balanced, showing jammy blackcurrant and blackberry, backed by distinctive woody notes and a long, elegant finish.
Roccolo Grassi Recioto Soave La Broia is a delicious sweet wine, made from grapes that are dried for 5 months following the harvest, the aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months. This is a rich golden nectar, with intense aromas of pineapple and marmalade. On the palate, the wine has great acidity to balance its natural richness.
A splendid amber colour with brick-red tints. The nose reveals complex aromas of dried fruits, walnuts, currants, honey and a hint of spice. Exceptionally rich on the palate with notes of bitter oranges and wild apricots. An astonishing wine with an exceptional length and a praline aromas finish.
Bright golden in colour. Intensely perfumed with floral notes and hints of sultanas, dried figs, nuts and spices. Richly sweet and lingering in the mouth. At its best after at least one year in bottle.
Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella received 92 Points from world-famous Robert Parker in Feb 2011. He wrote: "Blackberry preserves, jammy blueberries, spices and new leather take shape nicely in the glass."
Terminum Late Harvest Gewürztraminer (half bottle) from Cantina Tramin is an elegant golden dessert wine combining intense flavours of toffee, mango, lychee and mandarins. Complex, long and beautifully balanced.