Fortified and Dessert Wines

Recent drinking trends have pushed consumers to drink lighter, dryer wines with lower alcohols and higher acids. While this is certainly a welcome change for most of us, it does tend to make us forget about the pleasures derived from something sweet and unctuous. A cold glass of white port over ice with a slice of orange as a mid-day reprieve is something we all need in our drinking repertoire. Likewise, can be said for a well-chilled fruit wine accompanying a slice of homemade pie. The top place this year went to Taylor Fladgate Fine White Port, a fine purchase for around $20 retail. Field Stone showed two strong selections with their Wild Black Cherry and Strawberry giving pure flavours and well-balanced palates. Brad Royale

BEST IN CLASS

Taylor Fladgate NV Fine White Port
Douro, Portugal
$18-20 CSPC 164129

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE 

Sandeman NV Founders Reserve
Douro, Portugal
$20-21 CSPC 786342

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Lustau NV East India Solera
Jerez, Spain
$25-27 CSPC 752660

 

 

 

 

 

Lakeview Cellars 2015 Vidal Icewine
Niagara, Ontario
$18-20 CSPC 722059

 

 

 

 

 

Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny
Douro, Portugal
$38-40 CSPC 775949

 

 

 

 

 

Alvear 2014 Pedro Ximenez de Anada
Montilla, Spain
$25-27 CSPC 569699

 

 

 

 

 

Field Stone Wild Black Cherry
Alberta, Canada
$19 CSPC 792629

 

 

 

 

 

Field Stone Strawberry Dessert Wine
Alberta, Canada
$19 CSPC 792635

 

 

 

 

 

Fielding Estate 2016 Riesling Icewine
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
$35-37 CSPC 779353

 

 

 

 

 

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