Wine Picks: Sweet Wine Options That Pair Perfectly With Desserts

written by Wendy Watta 20th April 2016

Here are some sweet wine options that can either be drunk with or instead of dessert.

NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE SPECIAL LATE HARVESTNEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE SPECIAL LATE HARVEST
South Africa
Ksh 1,290
Nose: A slight honey character with rich aromas of dried fruit.
Palate: Lovely sweet palate with pineapple, apricot and raisin flavours supported by a fresh acidity.
Food pairing: Can be enjoyed on its own or with preferred desserts.
Available from Chandarana, Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Haven

 

 

 

 

NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE NOBLE LATE HARVESTNEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE NOBLE LATE HARVEST
South Africa
Ksh 1,735
Nose: Lovely aromas of honey, tangerine, apricot and dried peach.
Palate: A subtle balance between acid and sugar with dried fruit and vanilla spice notes.
Food pairing: Blue cheese, cakes, pastries, tarts and other desserts
Available from Chandarana, Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Haven.

 

 

 

 

ROBERTSON WINERY NATURAL SWEET WHITEROBERTSON WINERY NATURAL SWEET WHITE
South Africa
Ksh 1,740
Nose: Fresh, clean and floral
Palate: Honeyed, gentle grapey sweetness with tropical fruit salad flavours.
Food pairing: Excellent on its own or with preferred desserts.
Available from MIA Wines & Spirits

 

 

ROBERTSON WINERY NATURAL SWEET REDROBERTSON WINERY NATURAL SWEET RED
South Africa
Ksh 1,740
Nose: Fruity with hints of ripe berries.
Palate: Fruity and soft with smooth sweet cherry and ripe berry flavours.
Food pairing: Excellent on its own or with preferred desserts.
Available from MIA Wines & Spirits

 

 

BOSCHENDAL VIN D’ORBOSCHENDAL VIN D’OR
South Africa
Price: Ksh 1,059
Nose: Tropical fruit aromas, hints of apple and citrus trimmed with some honey.
Palate: Tremendous fruit core, lots of concentration and good balance. This wine does not leave you with a cloying sweetness, but finishes off fresh citrus zest.
Food pairing: Decadent drinking well chilled on its own or with crème brulee, apple strudel, pastries or crumbles and custard.
Available from WOW Beverages, Kileleshwa
M. CHAPOUTIER BANYULS RIMAGEM. CHAPOUTIER BANYULS RIMAGE
France
Ksh 1,413
Nose: Dried fruits, crystallized orange peel and black pepper.
Palate: Rich and layered with dried plum, baking spices and dark chocolate flavours.
Food pairing: On its own or great to pair with dark chocolate, mature cheese and fruit desserts.
Available from WOW Beverages, Kileleshwa

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