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Bianchi Late Harvest Semillon 2013 (1x37.5cl)

A rich golden colour with inviting perfumes of honey, citrus rind and stone fruits. Full-bodied, with appealing juicy stone fruits alongside gentle vanilla complexity and lively citrus acidity. Perfectly balanced with a lingering finish.


Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci Vin Santo Doc 2009 (1x50cl)

Amber in colour, with a darker core, this wine is perfumed and intense, with aromas of almonds and dried figs. The palate is rich and luscious with a velvety, almond finish.


Chambers Rosewood Rutherglen Muscat Non Vintage (1x 37.5cl)

Complex orange peel, raisin and rose petal aromas give way to a warming, luscious palate with a rich texture and a hint of wood spice. This incredibly concentrated wine finishes slightly lean.


Chateau Lamothe-Guignard 2Eme Cru Classe 2007 Bottle (1x 75cl)

A touch of smokiness here, rather mineral, although with a little touch of rubber too. Broad and clean style, very fresh and a touch delicate. Nice citrussy, lemony flavour. Fleshy and sweet on the palate, fresh and lively, with a little vigour.


Chateau Rieussec 1er Cru 2005 (1x 75cl)

A warm dry summer followed by a cool August and September allowed a long ripening process. Pleasantly fresh nose showing jammy notes and candied fruit (apricots, figs) and a round and smooth palate, with candied notes and a long finish.


Dulong Sauternes Reserve 2014 (1x50cl)

Rich, golden yellow colour with a powerful and racy bouquet of beeswax and honey. Rich, well-balanced and persistent in the mouth with fig and apricot flavours.


Fontanafredda Moscato Dasti Moncucco Docg 2014 (1x 75cl)

Attractive bright golden yellow in the glass, with an intensely aromatic nose of white petals, ripe peaches and lightly spiced pears. Medium bodied with a delicious honeyed richness of concentrated grapey fruit flavours, delicately balanced with cleansing acidity and a youthful, lively pettiance that lifts the palate and keeps the wine refreshing and dangerously easy to drink!

Franz Haas Moscato Rosa `Schweizer` half bottle 2012 (1x 37.5cl)

Deep cherry pink in colour, the Moscato Rosa is intensely perfumed, with aromas of spice and rose petals, a touch of turkish delights and some orange peel.  On the palate it is sweet but not cloying, with a fresh, orange zest balancing the soft red berry fruit character.  Long and fragrant to the finish, Moscato Rosa has excellent ageing capacity.

Inniskillin Riesling Icewine half bottle 2014 (1x 37.5)

This Riesling Icewine shows the elegance of tropical aromas and flavours of lemon and lime. The good acidity of Riesling allows for a refreshing mouth feel with many layers of flavours that unfold. 


Patricius Late Harvest Tokaji half bottle 2013 (1x 37.5cl)

This is a Tokaji with a little more subtlety than you might expect. Made with the usual mix of Tokaji varieties, predominantly Furmint, this is a lightly sweet dessert “sticky”. The honey and fruit flavours of traditional Tokaji are all here, but accompanied by a greater focus on freshness and acidity than is usual. Those who find the full attack of Tokaji and many dessert wines just a little too much will find this refreshing. Highly recommended and at a great price.


Peller Family Estates Vidal Icewine half bottle 2015 (1x 37.5cl)

A gold yellow colour with an aromatic bouquet of lemon marmalade, carmelized oranges, golden pineapple and a touch of honey. A rich, medium to full-bodied wine with explosive flavours of honey, golden pineapple, star anise and brown sugar. Sweet citrus and star fruit linger on the finish.


Quady Elysium Black Muscat 2015 (1x37.5cl)

Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide. In 1983, a nearby grower brough Andrew Quady some Black Muscat grapes that were previously destined for sacremental 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.

The grapes - 100% Black Muscat - are grown on well drained, alluvial soils - and are crushed, chilled and allowed to macerate, in order to extract the desired aromatic and flavour compounds. Fermentation was arrested with a neutral grape brandy. This arrested fermentation preserved the delicate aromas of the fresh, ripe grapes. The wine was then aged for three months in small French oak barrels.

Elysium is a brilliant crimson purple colour with aromas of ripe berries, rose petals, strawberries and lychees. On the nose, it has an enticing aroma of Turkish Delight combined with spicy red fruits and roses. On the palate, the vibrant acidity balances beautifully with the sweetnes, making it exhilaratingly refreshing. It is excellent served chilled in small glasses with Eton mess, chocolate desserts (making this one one of the rare few that matches such things well!) and/or blue cheese. Or just pour over ice cream and enjoy!


Quady Essensia Orange Muscat 2015 (1x37.5cl)

Quady is the foremost American winery specialising entirely in dessert wines and continues to win medals worldwide. In 1980, Andrew Quady discovered a parcel of underused Orange Muscat grapes in Reedley, California, which led him to make a wine which 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.

Here in California, it is grown in well-drained, alluvial soils, in climatic conditions ideally suited to this variety. The grapes are harvested at optimal maturity once they have reached a very high 22 Brix. The grapes were crushed, chilled and allowed to macerate. Fermentation was arrested with neutral grape brandy, lightly fortifying the wine to 15% alcohol. This arrested fermentation preserves the delicate aromas of the fresh, ripe grapes. The wine was then aged for three months in used, predominantly French, oak barrels.

Luscious sweet oranges and apricots on the palate with bittersweet orange marmalade notes which balance well with the fresh lemony finish.  Excellent served chilled in small glasses with desserts consisting of peach, pear or apricot fruits or pumpkin pie.


Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015 (1x 37.5cl Half)

This is special stuff. Made with extreme care by Seifried in NZ’s South Island, the Sweet Agnes is pure, late-harvested Riesling: left on the vine, the grapes gain even greater ripeness, lose moisture and so become incredibly sweet (the wine’s sugar content is ~180g/litre). It’s almost amber in colour, and its flavours include lemon sherbet, marmalade, tropical fruits and butterscotch. It’s quite irresistible on its own and delicious with fruity puddings or tangy cheeses (particularly blue cheeses – it really is amazing with these).


Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2012 (1x 75cl)

Colour: A multi-layered wine with a deep amber colour. Nose: The nose delights with soft peach aromas, fresh pineapple and ripe apricot. This almost overwhelming bouquet is aptly supported by floral jasmine and fynbos honey. Palate: The mouth-watering sweetness is cut by tangy acidity to provide a lingering after taste.
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