January 2017 - International Dessert Wines

This month's Wine feature is International Dessert Wines
International Dessert Wines Reviews
Mr. Riggs
2016 Sticky End Viognier
Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of ripe stone fruit and dried apricots, lanolin, peach syrup, and pressed linen and turned earth with an lively, sweet full body and a refreshing, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. This is a wine that comes through with high "Terroir" marks.
93 points $20.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Mr. Riggs
2014 The Elder Shiraz
Opaque black violet color. Fruity, spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, blueberry chutney, menthol tobacco, and vanilla mint fudge with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, long spiced cherries and honeyed huckleberries finish with a suggestion of oak. A rich Late Bottle Vintage style Australian port that will put a pleasurable period on a perfect meal.
88 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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