Dessert Wine

1985 Dow Vintage Port
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 Points  A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice...
1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port
Wine Spectator:  96 Points   Terrific aromas of berries and violets, with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine, silky tannins that build on the palate and caress the tongue. Outstanding concentration and harmony...
Domaine Huët
1995 Domaine Huët Vouvray Moelleux Le Mont
Wine Advocate: 94+ PointsThe yellow-golden colored 1995 Vouvray le Mont Moelleux is super clear and piquant on the spicy/peppery flavored nose with its perfectly ripe and elegant, perfectly balanced fruit. It has the same balance on the palate that...
Quinta do Crasto
1997 Quinta do Crasto Colheita Tawny Port
Revista de Vinhos: 17/20 PointsBright amber color. Great aromatic complexity, which features elegant notes of honey and dried fruits, in perfect harmony with fresh aromas of spice and orange peel. Elegant, evolving into a full-bodied wine complex texture...
1999 Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 375ml (half bottle)
Vinous: 96 PointsA bevy of white flowers, toffee, Armagnac, mint, pine and mocha aromas flow from the Avignonesi’s 1999 Vin Santo, a wine I would say is the richest Vin Santo made, were it not for the estate’s Occhio di Pernice! Smooth, silky...
Smith Woodhouse
2000 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port
Wine Spectator: 95 Points  Now we are talking. Wow. Aromas of licorice, flowers and crushed blackberries. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lovely smooth, fine tannins and a long, sweet fruit finish. Greatest young Vintage Port of Smith...
2002 Baumard Quarts de Chaume
Wine Spectator: 97 Points Loaded with mango, quince and fig fruit that works harmoniously with green almond, floral and mineral notes. Terrific creamy texture hides the latent acidity while the flavors glaze your palate on the finish. Both pure and...
Château d'Yquem
2003 Château d'Yquem Sauternes
James Suckling: 98 Points  A massive Yquem, this has a dense palate that is almost chewy like a red. Full and very sweet, with notes of dried apricot, pineapple, and papaya on the palate. Long, with a vanilla-coconut tart finish. What a wine,...
Quinta do Noval
2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 Points  The 2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional has a show-stopping bouquet that is cut from a completely different cloth than the 2004 Vintage. This is far more extravagant and decadent, with kirsch, camphor, incense and...
Château Rayne Vigneau
2005 Château Rayne Vigneau Sauternes
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points  While this wine is not powerful, it has elegance to go with the ripe fruit, fresh honey, lemon flavors and a core of dense dryness. With this vintage, Rayne Vigneau seems to be back where its vineyard, next to Yquem,...
Château Rieussec
2005 Château Rieussec Sauternes
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 Points  Tasted blind against the Rieussec 2001 as a comparison, the Château Rieussec 2005 has a more airy bouquet at first and here I find more mineralité on the nose, more precision and focus that...
2005 Niepoort Colheita Port 375ml (half bottle)
Tasting Note:Superb brick red/brown appearance with medium depth of color. Very clean fresh aroma with a subdued spicy character and a hint of dried fruits. Refreshing seductive flavors on the palate with dried fruits and a lingering nutty velvety finish...
Rocca di Montegrossi
2006 Rocca di Montegrossi Vin Santo 375ml (half bottle)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96+ PointsThe 2006 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico (375-milliliters) is packed unthinkably tight with honey, maple syrup, brown sugar and crème brûlée. This is an unbelievably beautiful wine that flaunts...