Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2014 Paxxito, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 13%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$31.99

Barboursville
2014 Paxxito, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 13%
Golden amber color. Floral, fruity aromas and flavors of honey drenched dried apricots, almond cakes in syrup, honeysuckle blossoms, and peach jam with wildflower confit with a round, bright, sweet medium body and a refreshing, medium-length wintergreen and dried rose finish with fruit tannins. A charming desert wine that will be lovely with biscotti or almond cookies.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honey drenched dried apricots, almond cakes in syrup, honeysuckle blossoms, and peach jam with wildflower confit
Taste Flavor: wintergreen and dried rose
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Almond Cookies, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming desert wine that will be lovely with biscotti or almond cookies.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
USA
1 540-832-3824

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.