Sweet wines


Grand Mayne Côtes de Duras Moelleux 2012, South West France (€13.50 per half Grand Mayne) Golden in colour, with unctuous, creamy aromas of honey, toast, apricots and pineapple. When you come to taste it, it’s not as rich as you expect, with zippy citrus and guava freshness alongside the fleshier […]

Grand Mayne Côtes de Duras Moelleux 2012, South West France





For those who like their wines to make a bold first impression… Pillitteri Estates Vidal Icewine 2012, Niagara, Canada (N/A – the 2013 is £10.99/200ml at Laithwaites, £14.99/375ml at Lidl) Exotic cocktail of crème brûlée, dried apricot, crystallised orange and rich caramel, there’s lots of fruit, and it’s intense and […]

Pillitteri Estates Vidal Icewine 2012, Niagara, Canada


Louis Bouillot ‘Perle d’Aurore’ Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé Brut NV, France (£18.99 The Flying Corkscrew, The Guildford Wine Company, Richard Granger Wines, Dillies, The Food Company, Berits & Brown, Cornelius Beer & Wine, The Fine Wine Company, Ellies Cellar, Gwin Llyn Wines) Sweet fruit – red berry and apple – […]

Wine Tasting Video: Assorted Pink (and Red) Sparkling Wines from ...


Les Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes 2009, Bordeaux, France (£15 per half Averys, Berry Bros & Rudd, Cambridge Wines) Curious wine, takes a while for the botrytis character to come through, and the slight catty edge seems to suggest a high proportion of Sauvignon (but it’s only 4%). I like sweet […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauternes, Tokaji & Pedro Ximenez