Best Dessert/Fortified Wine 2016
A diverse collection of wines boosted in sweetness or alcohol. Fortifieds flatter savoury foods like strong cheeses or nuts, while sweet wines uplift desserts such as lemon tarts or chocolate truffles.
December 1, 2015
CATEGORY WINNER: Cockburn’s Special Reserve
Celebrating 200 years of production, Cockburn’s (say Coe-burn’s) is now part of the prestigious Symington family of ports. First created in 1969, it quickly became the world’s leading reserve ruby port. High-quality wines are burnished for years in oak casks, fashioning a mellow, spicy ruby port for stilton cheese or chocolate truffles.
Elephant Island Framboise 2014
Tangy raspberry flavour for ice cream or chocolate pairing
Whistler Viognier Icewine 2014
Jasmine perfume, apricot flavours, and silken texture
CedarCreek Estate Platinum Riesling Icewine 2014
Exotic citrus flavours and unctuous body; try with foie gras
Pillitteri Estates Vidal Icewine 2013
Tropical passion fruit and candy-floss richness for a great price
Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine 2013
Green apples, honey, and limey acidity equals dessert in a glass