January 2018 - International Dessert Wine

This month's Wine feature is International Dessert Wines
International Dessert Wine Reviews
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90+ Cellars
2016 Lot 134 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Bright gold color. Aromas of honeycomb, honeysuckle, and tangerine blossom with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length cream soda and crushed peaches finish with fruit tannins. A bright and mouthwatering Moscato d’Asti.
89 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222524
Cranswick
2010 Botrytis Semillon Semillon
Brilliant golden amber color. Mature aromas of petrol, dried apricot, tepache, beeswax, and saffron with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length golden raisin chutney, thyme, lavender, and lemon zest finish. An elegant semillon for dessert that has years of graceful aging ahead.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222448
Apple Paple
2015 Semi-Dry Natural Apple Wine Poland
Minutely hazy pale gold color. Aromas and flavors of heirloom apple, perry, beeswax, and clover flower with a satiny, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a scant cornbread finish with papery tannins and no oak. A fruit wine with an old world charm.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222420
Stella Rosa
NV Gold Semi-Sweet Wine Italy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon sorbet and labrusca grapes with a supple, soft, petillant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, fast peach jam finish with soft tannins and no oak. An easy drinking wine with a sweet kick.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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