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

    2019 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375ml

    Original price was: £1450.Current price is: £995. 31% saving

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

    2021 ‘Essensia’ Orange Muscat, Quady – 375ml

    Original price was: £1450.Current price is: £995. 31% saving

    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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  • 2008 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise ‘Cuvée Les Trois Fonts’, Domaine de Coyeux – 375mlDessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    2008 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise ‘Cuvée Les Trois Fonts’, Domaine de Coyeux – 375ml

    £1250

    A delicious sweet wine, with notes of lychee, candied apricot and pear, tropical pineapple complemented by honey undertones. Rich, smooth and sweet on the palate, beautifully balanced by freshness and elegance.

    The vineyard provides naturally healthy conditions, due to its altitude, exposure to the sun and the microclimate of the vineyard and enables gentle methods of cultivation to be employed, in order to maintain a healthy vineyard. The vines are planted in alluvial, sandy soils. Excessive buds and leaves are removed in the spring to aerate the strains and increase the leaf’s surface area exposed to the sun. Debudding reduces the production of berries and concentrates the flavours and aromas in those remaining. The living soils, where microbial life creates organic soil enrichment, nourishes the vines.

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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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  • Pedro Ximénez San Emilio Solera Familiar, Bodegas Lustau, 375mlDessert Wine, Fortified, Port & Dessert Wine

    Pedro Ximénez San Emilio Solera Familiar, Bodegas Lustau, 375ml

    £1675

    The sherries of Lustau are iconic and represent the best of the best.   This Pedro Ximenez is one of our favourites.

    To make this wine Pedro Ximénez grapes are laid out in the sun after picking until they are practically raisins. After that the fermentation starts slowly and is halted to maintain all the natural sugars.  The resulting wine ages for 12 years in contact with the air in Jerez de la Frontera.

    In the glass it has a deep mahogany colour with iodine hues on the rim. The wine’s tears reflect its great density. Aromas of dried fruit (prunes, apricots, figs). The palate is very sweet, velvety and soft whistle being intense and flavoursome, An extremely long finish where sweet and roasted coffee flavours return.

    Serve at 10 – 12oC.  Serve with rich desserts, cakes and pastries, or pour over vanilla ice cream. Perfect companion to for strong blue cheeses. Ideal as a digestive.

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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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  • Pure Mead, Loxwood MeadworksDessert Wine, Mead

    Pure Mead, Loxwood Meadworks

    £1950

    Pure Mead is crisp, refreshing and delicately sweet mead, served chilled and enjoyed like a white wine.

    Just as wine is made from grapes, mead is made from honey; however, unlike many other meads you may have tried before, the Loxwood Pure Mead is created using a unique blend of 100% British honey in the ferment – the process that makes the alcohol. It is fermented dry and then back-sweetened with honey, to give the most natural flavour and a delicate sweetness.

    In the glass it has a deep golden colour with honey-citrus aromas. Deliciously off-dry this honey wine has an elegant minerality and crisp zesty flavours which complement the rich, creamy, textured finish.

    Pure Mead is a great pairing with a cheeseboard, slow-roasted pork or ham – think anything you might have honey with! If you would serve a rich or sweeter white wine like a Riesling, try Pure Mead instead.

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  • Offer MV Cuvee Chérie Demi Sec, Nyetimber Wine Republic Heros Champagne & Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine, English & Welsh Sparkling Wine

    MV Cuvee Chérie Demi Sec, Nyetimber

    Original price was: £3795.Current price is: £2995. 21% saving

    A unique English dessert sparkling wine.

    Light golden hues illuminate this delicately effervescent wine. Aromas of pure lemon and Acacia honey are followed by a hint of tangerine. The palate of lemon curd is balanced by crisp acidity and a clean, pure structure.

    With a silky texture and refined decadent feel, this is the perfect partner for creamy desserts. At only 12% abv it would also make a wonderfully risqué accompaniment to high tea.

     

     

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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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  • Demi-Sec, Champagne Collet Wine Republic Heros Champagne & Sparkling Wine, Dessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    Demi-Sec, Champagne Collet

    £3995

    This delicious sweet style champagne has light aromas of meringue and praline that are swirled in delicate notes of violet and stewed fruits, through to a beautifully balanced palate with sustained freshness and fine, sweet flavours. Notes of candied citrus and candied strawberry are complemented by a warm touch of white pepper in this light Champagne which develops on the palate over time.

    An assemblage of over 100 Crus, this cuvée reveals a broad array of aromas reflecting the diverse terroirs of the Champagne region. The composition is completed with 35% reserve wines in order to preserve the Collet style year after year. The blend comprises 50% Pinot Meunier from the villages of the Marne Valley and the Ardre Valley, which brings tonicity, richness and tension to the wine. The Crus of the Aisne make a tender and round wine and punctuate the assemblage with exotic fruit notes. 30% Chardonnay from the Sézannais region adds enjoyment and harmony and the Crus of southern Epernay contribute tonic citrus notes. 20% Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar contributes structure and tension.

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  • Sotto di Ferro, Charles Melton Wine Republic Heros Dessert Wine, Port & Dessert Wine

    Sotto di Ferro, Charles Melton

    £4500

    Charles Melton is the only Australian producer of a vin-santo styled dessert wine, he calls it, Sotto di Ferro.   Made from Pedro Ximenez and Muscadelle grapes that are hung and dried in bunches under the rafter of old iron sheds on the Melton property.   From the trickle of juice gathered from the shrivelled grapes comes this wine showing rich, luscious dried apricot and nut characters.  This is not a wine to rush.   Take your time and allow it to impress you with its sweet complexity that develops in the glass.

    For those interested in the winemaking process this from the winery:  Pedro Ximenez and Muscadelle bunches are carefully hand-picked and placed in small crates before being taken to our ‘hanging shed’. There, an experienced team tie six to eight bunches of grapes onto strings which are then suspended from the rafters for up to eight weeks.  The grapes dehydrate naturally as they are exposed to air, and when the team at Charles Melton Wines deems the grapes to be concentrated enough, the bunches will be pressed in a basket press. The juice is then yeasted and fermented in small 60-litre old oak casks known as ‘Caratelli’ for 18 months. After fermentation completes, the wine will remain in barrel for a further four years before it is bottled.

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  • 2007 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines 2eme Cru Classe, BarsacDessert Wine

    2007 Chateau Doisy-Vedrines 2eme Cru Classe, Barsac

    £4500

    Anybody who has tasted the sensational 1989 Doisy-Védrines will want to snap up the equally good 2007 in an instant. As well as being one of the sweetest wines of the vintage it is exceptionally elegant and well-balanced. The nose is marked by intense, icy-cool tropical citrus while the rich yet fresh palate has wonderfully pure, sweet creamy pineapple fruit, plenty of botrytis and fine balancing acidity. The finish is incredibly long and precise. Made from 95% Sémillon and 5% Sauvignon Blanc, this is a magically sensual Sauternes at an outstanding price.

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