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  • 2019 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2019 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375ml

    £1450

    Vibrantly coloured, Essencia delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate with bittersweet orange marmalade notes which balance well with the fresh citrussy finish.

    In 1980 Andrew Quady discovered a parcel of underused Orange Muscat grapes in Reedley, California, which led him to make a wine that celebrated the intense aromas and spicy fruit flavours of the grapes. In Italy, the variety is known as Moscato Fior d’Arancio: Orange Blossom Muscat.

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  • 2021 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2021 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375ml

    £1450

    Vibrantly coloured, Essencia delivers luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate with bittersweet orange marmalade notes which balance well with the fresh citrussy finish.

    In 1980 Andrew Quady discovered a parcel of underused Orange Muscat grapes in Reedley, California, which led him to make a wine that celebrated the intense aromas and spicy fruit flavours of the grapes. In Italy, the variety is known as Moscato Fior d’Arancio: Orange Blossom Muscat.

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  • 2016 Petit Védrines Sauternes, Chateau Doisy Védrines – Half BottleDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2016 Petit Védrines Sauternes, Chateau Doisy Védrines – Half Bottle

    £1495

    Sauternes is the world’s most celebrated dessert wine and Doisy Védrines is one of the best. Despite lying next door to Premiers Crus Châteaux Climens and Coutet, it remains under the radar. This is their magnificent, affordable second wine.

    Golden in colour, the nose shows caramelised citrus, orange marmalade and honeysuckle. Sweet, but not cloying, there are lovely botrytis flavours intermingled with orange and lime peel and fresh citrus acidity on the generous finish.

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  • 2022 ‘Elysium’ Black Muscat, Quady – 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2022 ‘Elysium’ Black Muscat, Quady – 375ml

    £1500

    Elysium is a brilliant crimson-purple colour with aromas of ripe berries, rose petals, strawberries and lychees. The vibrant acidity balances beautifully with the sweetness of this wine, making it very refreshing.    This wine is amazing with Chocolate desserts and cheese.   This really is one of those wow wines and always elicits the same response – wow!

    This wine also has a great birth story – In 1983 a nearby grower brought Andrew Quady some Black Muscat grapes that were previously destined for sacramental wine at a local church. When the church ceased operations, the grower was left with truckloads of perfectly ripe grapes. Upon hearing that newcomer Quady had some success with Orange Muscat, he knocked on Quady’s door and the rest as they say, is history.

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  • 2015 ‘Cane Cut’ Marsanne, Tahbilk, 500mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2015 ‘Cane Cut’ Marsanne, Tahbilk, 500ml

    £1595

    Established in 1860, Tahbilk is a historic family-owned winery, renowned for their Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and of course their Marsanne!  Marsanne is one of the world’s rarest grape varieties originating in the Northern Rhone & Hermitage regions of France it is grown in only 3 other countries, Australia, America & Switzerland. Tahbilk holds the largest and oldest single holding of the variety in the world.

    This beautiful dessert wine is full of citrus and tropical fruit characters that are complemented by lush marmalade, nutty and honeysuckle notes on a richly opulent palate, refreshed by a mineral-like acidity.  Delicious with stinky cheeses or summer puddings or just because you enjoy life on the sweet side!

    This wine is named after the practice of cutting the canes, where the fruiting cane is detached from the vine. The bunches of grapes are left to hang prior to harvest, drying the fruit which concentrates the flavours and sugars, resulting in a luscious wine.

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  • 2018 Noble Riesling ‘Godfreys Creek Reserve’, Saint Clair, 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2018 Noble Riesling ‘Godfreys Creek Reserve’, Saint Clair, 375ml

    £1850

    Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Noble Reserve Riesling is a deliciously complex dessert wine, with a bouquet of clover honey, cinnamon and beeswax. Luscious and silky on the palate with rich orange, apricot and cocoa notes leading to a long, smooth finish.

    The fruit for Godfrey’s Creek is grown in the heart of the Marlborough Valley. The vineyard is situated on the Wairau Valley floor, where it experiences early morning dew and light afternoon breezes; a successful combination in the production of Noble Riesling. Select grape bunches were left to hang on the vine until late in the season, promoting raisining and botrytis. The grapes were hand-harvested once the desired level of sugar had been reached. This wine is only made in vintages when the season facilitates the extra hanging time required for the growth of botrytis on the grapes. The vineyard is cultivated according to sustainable practices and is accredited to Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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  • 2009 Noble Riesling ‘Godfreys Creek Reserve’, Saint Clair, 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2009 Noble Riesling ‘Godfreys Creek Reserve’, Saint Clair, 375ml

    £3500

    This 12-year-old example of Saint Clair’s Noble Riesling dessert wine is stunning and a very rare beast indeed.  Deliciously complex with a bouquet of soft dried apricots and creamed honey that carries through to the pallet.  Lime zest and a hint of beeswax intermingle with the creamed honey and apricots, lingering in the mouth for what seems an eternity. This is topped off with a spicy ginger finish.

    Enjoy with soft cheeses, dried fruits, apple or apricot pie with freshly whipped cream or a fresh summer fruit salad.

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  • 2019 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Chateau Dereszla, 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2019 Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Chateau Dereszla, 375ml

    £3900

    Situated in the heart of the Tokaj region, the origins of Chateau Dereszla can be traced back to the 18th century. The Estate owns 27 hectares spread across the designated “Grand Cru” area, and the large diversity of soils throughout these vineyard holdings is a crucial factor in the complexity of their wines. The historic cellars were fully renovated in 2003 and equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking technology.

    Château Dereszla is world-renowned for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as “noble rot”.   This 2019 Aszú 5 Puttonyos is made from the Furmint and Hárslevelű grape varieties which are native to Hungary.     In the glass, the wine is deep, the roasted fruit notes are complemented by lively, fresh apricot and quince. Luscious yet sprightly, with a beautiful blossomy scent and a fresh finish. Glazed peach and honey overflow from the nose, counterbalanced by lovely earthy nuances.

    Château Dereszla Aszú 5 Puttonyos is an excellent example of traditional Tokaji wines and is a delicious and elegant dessert in its own right.

    To make Château Dereszla Aszú 5 Puttonyos, the grapes are harvested by hand to be able to carefully select the grapes affected by Botrytis cinerea, with the final amount of sugar measured in puttonyos.  A puttonyo is a kind of basket with an approximate capacity of 25 kg. It is used as a measure to work out the quantity noble rot clusters, which they call Aszú, and which are subsequently poured into the base wine in 136-litre barrels. The minimum quantity for this class of wines is 3 puttonyos and the maximum is 6. The more puttonyos it contains, the sweeter it will be.  The resulting wine ages for three years in Hungarian oak barrels.

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  • 2017 Grand Constance, Groot Constantia, 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2017 Grand Constance, Groot Constantia, 375ml

    £4700

    Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and has a remarkable history including having King Louis Philippe of France as their best customer!   Today they make exceptional wines in a sub-region of the Western cape called Constantia which is near Cape Town.

    The touch of red muscat gives the wine a beautiful amber colour. The nose of the 2017 Grand Constance shows an abundance of ripe and dried fruit, like crushed pineapple, apricot and raisins. The ageing in barrels adds some wood spice and a hint of honey to the wine. The dried fruit and honey follow on the palate, and a fresh acidity balances the sweetness.

    The Muscat grapes are grown in a vineyard block right next to the famous Manor House, which is situated at 80 to 90 metres above sea level. The low yielding vines are planted on a south-east facing slope. The climate is Mediterranean with cooling breezes from the Atlantic Ocean encouraging balance and complexity in the grapes.

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  • 2001 Chateau Doisy Daene 2eme Cru Classe – Half BottleDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2001 Chateau Doisy Daene 2eme Cru Classe – Half Bottle

    £4950

    The 2001 Doisy-Daëne is the second vintage made by the legend Denis Dubourdieu and is marked by stunningly luscious and silky textures and flavours that perfectly balance sweetness with fresh acidity and minerality.   In the glass, the nose has pronounced honeycomb, honey and lanolin.  The palate is luscious and rich with vibrant citrus notes particularly orange and lemon.   The finish is refined and balanced leaving you reaching for another sip.

    Château Doisy-Daëne’s wines can age gracefully for up to 20 years.

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  • 2014 Dolce, Far Niente Wine Republic Heros Dessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2014 Dolce, Far Niente

    £9750

    Dolce is Napa’s true Sauternes-style dessert wine.  Dolce embraces the pursuit of perfection in the art of late harvest winemaking. Created in 1985 by the partners of Far Niente, Dolce stands as a standard-bearer for this type of wine in America. With a classic blend of late harvest Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc inspired by the Sauternes region, Dolce is the only American winery dedicated to producing a single late harvest wine.

    After nearly three years in French oak, this luxurious vintage shows lifted and youthful aromas of orange zest, vanilla bean and butterscotch with subtle notes of minerality and oak-derived spices. The entry is juicy, and Dolce’s signature texture is lively and enduring on the palate leading to a mouthwatering finish. Flavours of orange, pear and dried apricot mingle together with rich caramel notes and hints of minerals that make this vintage a delicious expression of the season’s exceptional ripeness.

    Dolce’s 20 acres of vineyard are located in Coombsville, east of the city of Napa, and are situated at the base of the Vaca Mountains, which define the eastern border of the valley. The volcanic soil is loose and well-drained, and the west-facing vineyard is protected from the prevailing winds so that the damp, morning fog of autumn (a very important factor in the development of Botrytis cinerea) hangs longer amongst the vines, often until midday. A combination of high humidity followed by drying conditions encourages, but does not guarantee, the growth of Botrytis. As it develops, its coverage is seemingly random with individual berries succumbing to Botrytis at different rates, if at all.

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  • 2000 Tokaji Aszu Eszencia ‘Imperium’, Chateau Dereszla, 375ml Wine Republic Heros Dessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2000 Tokaji Aszu Eszencia ‘Imperium’, Chateau Dereszla, 375ml

    £11800

    Château Dereszla is world-renowned for its sweet wines made from grapes affected by Botrytis cinerea, also known as “noble rot”. The wine is made from hand-picked grapes from Chateau Dereszla’s finest plots and made into a paste, which is then added to a base wine for fermentation for 14 days.  The wine is then aged in French oak for more than 2 years prior to bottling.  The elegant label replicates a design created by Carl Faberge for Dereszla’s centenary in 1907.

    This is a sensational Tokaji Aszu Eszencia from Dereszla.  Only produced in the very finest years, (made twice by Dereszla in the last 22 years), and now a defunct classification, this is a very rare slice of history in a bottle.  Incredibly sweet yet with perfectly poised acidity, the wine has a complex apricot and Seville orange marmalade fruit character mingled with spice and gingerbread notes. With an impressive 252 grams per litre of sugar, it is no wonder the wine is syrupy and very rich, but the constant freshness provided by the acidity keeps the wine balanced and makes it a wonderful match to dark chocolate desserts, good quality cheeseboards and rich pates.

     

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  • 1991 Occhio di Pernice, Avignonesi, 375ml Wine Republic Heros Dessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine, Red Wine

    1991 Occhio di Pernice, Avignonesi, 375ml

    £19500

    The Occhio di Pernice is made from Sangiovese grapes, locally known as Prugnolo Gentile.   It undergoes the same process as the Vin Santo, resulting in a wonderful array of liquid caramel, candied berry fruits and plum marmalade.

    The winemaking process is fascinating and starts with the grapes being carefully placed in small wooden boxes.  They are then laid out on straw mats to dry and only pressed the following spring. The winemaker receives only small amounts of juice, but it is full of extracts and with a very high density (Oechsle).  The grape must is then sealed for 10 years in used wooden barrels called Caratelli where it vinifies and matures in them without the barrels ever being opened. The Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo then matures in the bottle for a further six months before release.

    The name Occhio di Pernice means “eye of the partridge” in German and is derived from the amber colour of the grapes as they ripen.

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  • 1993 Vin Santo, Avignonesi, 375mlDessert Wine

    1993 Vin Santo, Avignonesi, 375ml

    £25000

    No one does Vin Santo like Avignonesi!  Crafted from only the best Trebbiano and Malvasia, the Vin Santo is dried for several months on reed mats and aged for a decade in caratelli, small 50-litre oak barrels, owing much of its character to the madre, a century-old yeast.

    The 1993 Vin Santo has a glowing brownish amber colour in the glass with an inebriating nose of fig jam, roasted apricots, smoke, and tar, a sumptuous, viscous palate of dates, figs, and dried apricots. A refreshing, invigorating acidity which maintains the balance.   Enjoyment phase: now until 2033

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