Best Dessert Wine

I taste hundreds of Dessert wines every month. These are the best value Desserts I have reviewed recently: they offer terrific value for their taste and quality. These wine reviews are updated weekly.

Fragas Cavipor Moscatel
D.O.C., Douro, Portugal
Vintages Wine Panel: This wine won a Gold Medal at the Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados 2007. Medium amber in color, this delicious Moscatel has intense aromas of oranges, floral notes, peaches, raisins and caramel. It’s sweet and very fruity with terrific aroma replays on the soft-textured, medium body. A pretty and well-balanced dessert wine with a long, substantial finish. My note: A beguiling, hedonistic dessert wine that will take you mentally walking through an orange grove and finish on a wide field of buttercups. Rich without being heavy, it’s the perfect ending to a great meal. Moscatel food pairings: angel food cake, almond based desserts, baked apples, baked pairs, coffee cake. Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Best Value Dessert Wine  Price: $15.95 Score: 89/100

This Moscatel was reviewed March 28, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 94839  Check Stock

Broadbent Rainwater Medium-Dry Vinhos Justino Henriques, Filhos Madeira
D.O.C., Portugal
Broadbent’s non-vintage Rainwater Madeira is designed to taste identical year in and year out. Fascinating and different. Dried fig, chalky dry finish even though it is a sweet wine. Plum jam. Alcohol: 19%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Price: $17.95 Score: 88/100

This Madeira was reviewed May 29, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 943258  Check Stock
BC: 611988  Check Stock

Reif Estate Vidal Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada
A gorgeous elixir of honeyed apricots, peach preserves and tropical fruit. A finish infused with figs and toffee. Delightful! Vidal Icewine food pairings: fresh fruit fondues, bold blue cheeses or on its own as a dessert.. Alcohol: 10.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2010‐2025  Price: $46.95 Score: 90/100

This Vidal Icewine was reviewed April 22, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 779320000846  Check Stock

Reif Estate Winery Estate Bottled Kerner 2012
V.Q.A., Niagara River, Ontario, Canada
A remarkable wine for the price! Vibrant, surprising and intriguing with lovely notes of rose petal and white peach. Reminds me a little of gewurztraminer. Give it a try. Kerner food pairings: white fish, baked chicken, vegetarian quiche,salads. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Medium Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016  Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Price: $14.95 Score: 88/100

This Kerner was reviewed September 13, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 201236  Check Stock

Ruffino Serelle Vin Santo Del Chianti 2008
D.O.C., Tuscany, Italy
A lovely honeyed elixir that's not overly sweet. Perfect complement to biscotti and mixed nuts. Chianti food pairings: savoury crackers and sharp cheeses. Alcohol: 15.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2020  Best Value Dessert Wine  Price: $24.95 Score: 91/100

This Chianti was reviewed November 24, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 1008  Check Stock

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