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

By DJ Kearney / Photo: Eydis Einarsdóttir

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CATEGORY WINNER: Cockburn’s Special Reserve
Portugal
$19.99 +63180

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.

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Elephant Island Framboise 2014
Canada
$18.99 +734277

Tangy raspberry flavour for ice cream or chocolate pairing

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Whistler Viognier Icewine 2014
Canada
$55.00 +587410

Jasmine perfume, apricot flavours, and silken texture

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CedarCreek Estate Platinum Riesling Icewine 2014
Canada
$52.99 +50559

Exotic citrus flavours and unctuous body; try with foie gras

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Pillitteri Estates Vidal Icewine 2013
Canada
$19.99 +401448

Tropical passion fruit and candy-floss richness for a great price

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Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine 2013
Canada
$52.19 +983593

Green apples, honey, and limey acidity equals dessert in a glass

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