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Unforgettable sweet wine


Eiswein from Germany or Austria are wonderful (my most recent experience was a 2014 Grüner Veltliner Eiswein, which was so unctuous!), but they are not cheap. One of my favourite Sauternes ‘substitutes’ though continues to be a good Montbazillac. Excellent value for money - and all the flavours you would expect from a botrytised wine.

This one from the Society is phenomenally good:


I very much like the W/S Moscato D’Asti - it is 5% so I find it is a super pleasant and easy to drink after a big meal. Ideal with a dessert. Not A Sauternes or a Monbazzillac but a very nice and different approach to sweet wine.


I bought a dozen half bottles of the 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14.

It’s not even close to it’s peak yet but I couldn’t resist opening one bottle and it was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to see what it will be like with at least another 10 years of age behind it.