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10 Sep 2013
1:31 pm

Wines of the Day: Dessert wine

Wine with dessert is a whole new field to discover. Why not introduce Husk Brandy (Grappa) into your life. Traditionally it is drunk at the end of the meal with your espresso or as an Aperitif, but never as a shooter. Otherwise stay with the tried and tested stickies.

A nice glass of tawny (Credit: Jon Sullivan/Wikimedia Commons)

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

NV Kaapzicht Grape Husk Brandy

 

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Fully translucent. Floral almost muscat aromas carrying through to a spicy sweet note on the palate, good viscosity, perhaps a little intense, persistent and fine on the finish.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Impress your Boss

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Dessert

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2012 Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest

 

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Green tinged mid gold. Honeyed pineapple and marmalade aromas, viscous and rich on the palate, savoury jasmine notes, dense but uncloying on the finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Impress your Boss

– Dazzle a Date

Goes With

– Cheese

– Dessert

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2011 Mullineux Family Wines Straw Wine

 

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Amber with deep green tinge. Hugely plush, raisiny notes layered and harmonising apricot-pear compote, faint marzipan hints very dense, sweet and rich but all in very good balance.

Occasions

– Gift

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal
Goes With

– Dessert

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Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine