Sweet Wines

Sweet Wines

Sweet Red and White Wines

Many fine wine enthusiasts also have a sweet tooth, as excellent wine can be appreciated in much the same way as marvelous desserts. For people like this, sweet wines are often a favored choice, as they offer the best of both worlds – the silky texture and refreshing swirl of a quality wine mixed with the almost addictive, decadent sweetness of a classy dessert. Due to how our body reacts to sweets, this type of wine is excellent for improving your mood, which makes sweet wines a great choice for dates, celebrations, and similar events. For those who are particularly susceptible to its charms, sweet wine goes down almost by itself, and it can take a disciplined heart to resist its urges.

There are so many rich and beautiful wines to consider that listing them all would take as long as it does for a bottle to be produced. We highly recommend Chateau d’Yquem which is a world famous wine from Sauternes. Another one of our favorites is Tokaji Aszú, an enchanting, saffron-infused blend produced from Furmint grapes, once they have been blessed by noble rot. If you have a preference for Italian masterpieces, we can wholeheartedly recommend a bottle of Recioto Della Valpolicella, a wine that is the closest thing you’ll find to drinking “grape chocolate.” The acidic properties of most grapes used for sweet wines offer a nice counterbalance to the sugary sensation, giving you a finely crafted experience to remember for the rest of your days. It’s commonly said that a glass of wine here and there improves your health, although it may be hard to stop at one with these quality blends.
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  1. 1963 fonseca Port
    1963 Fonseca
    98
    DEC
    Served at the bicentenary dinner in June, I was served from two bottles. One was fragrant and floral, sweet and elegant with gentle tannic grip, but soft and redolent of a tawny on..." Learn More
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    As low as $520.00
  2. 1963 quinta do noval nacional Port
    1963 Quinta Do Noval Nacional
    100
    JG
    (Quinta do Noval Nacional) I had never tasted the legendary 1963 Nacional previously, and this stunningly pure and still almost youthful wine was every bit as profound as its reput..." Learn More
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    As low as $7,845.00
  3. 1967 d'yquem Dessert White
    1967 d'Yquem
    100
    WS
    From one of the 20th century's celebrated vintages for Yquem, this bottle stands up to all the hype--unforgettable for its purity, elegance, harmony, its 'total' everything. Powerf..." Learn More
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    As low as $1,935.00
  4. 1969 Quinta Vale D. Maria Very Old Tawny Colheita Porto
    1969 Quinta Vale D. Maria Very Old Tawny Colheita Porto
    96
    WE
    This limited production wine from one cask of aged tawny is amazingly concentrated. The spice, the wood flavors and the acidity have all come together to a point of supreme maturit..." Learn More
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    As low as $579.00
  5. 1970 fonseca Port
    1970 Fonseca
    96
    WS
    Some people may enjoy this wine's rather fat, rich and powerful fruit now, but I still find it too young for drinking. Deeply colored, with smoky mint, tar and fruit aromas, full-b..." Learn More
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    As low as $355.00
  6. 1977 fonseca Port
    1977 Fonseca
    100
    JS
    Vintage Port doesn't seem like the right wine in the middle of the summer but I had an Amarone producer for dinner the other night in Tuscany and he had never drunk a wine from his..." Learn More
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    As low as $320.00
  7. 1983 climens Dessert White
    1983 Climens
    95
    WS
    Beautifully crafted, plump, very long and complex. Medium gold, lush and si lky, with lemon, fig, apricot, pear, and a particualrly elegant balance of acidity, fruit and wood. Powe..." Learn More
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    As low as $85.00
  8. 1983 d'yquem Dessert White
    1983 d'Yquem
    97
    WS
    Utterly magnificent, a very great wine, certainly the best Yquem since 1975 . Every sip brings out another set of nuances, and the aftertaste goes on forever. Deep gold, unbelievab..." Learn More
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    As low as $439.00
  9. 1983 guiraud Dessert White
    1983 Guiraud
    90
    RP-NM
    Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 1983 was the opening of a new chapter at Guiraud since it was the first vintage under proprietor Xavier Planty. Now at three d..." Learn More
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    As low as $90.00
  10. 1985 fonseca Port
    1985 Fonseca
    96
    DEC
    A troublesome vintage for many shippers, but Fonseca 1985 never fails to impress tight-knit, dense and minty with a core of concentration and pure berry fruit. Succulent, wonderful..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  11. 1986 climens Dessert White
    1986 Climens
    96
    RP
    A totally compelling Climens and every bit as good as the 1988. It is probably the best Climens made since their spectacular 1971. Still light gold in color, it has an expansive bo..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  12. 1986 d'yquem Dessert White
    1986 d'Yquem
    98
    RP
    There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor nece..." Learn More
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    As low as $550.00
  13. 1988 d'yquem Dessert White
    1988 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    The 1988 is a backward-styled Yquem, built along the lines of the extraordinary 1975. With a honeyed, smoky, orange/coconut/pineapple-scented nose, this powerful wine possesses ful..." Learn More
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    As low as $520.00
  14. 1989 climens Dessert White
    1989 Climens
    94
    VM
    The 1989 Climens retains its glorious bouquet of copious scents of dried honey, saffron, barley sugar and gingerbread - so vibrant and engaging. This feels as if it has more vim an..." Learn More
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    As low as $215.00
  15. 1989 d'yquem Dessert White
    1989 d'Yquem
    100
    DEC
    This took home the audience award at the 67 Pall Mall tasting that I was hosting, with good reason. What a brilliant example of why Sauternes should be left to gather nuance and to..." Learn More
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    As low as $559.00
  16. 1990 climens Dessert White
    1990 Climens
    95
    RP
    The 1990 continues to develop exceptionally well (better than I thought), and now looks to be a worthy rival of the dazzling 1988. The superb aromatics (pineapple, acacia, vanilla,..." Learn More
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    As low as $150.00
  17. 1990 d'yquem Dessert White
    1990 d'Yquem
    99
    RP
    1990: An extraordinary effort, Yquem's 1990 is a rich and fabulously superb, sweet wine. This wine also possesses lots of elegance and finesse. The wine's medium gold color is acco..." Learn More
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    As low as $520.00
  18. 1992 fonseca Port
    1992 Fonseca
    97
    RP
    Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1992 is a majestic young port that should ultimately rival, perhaps even surpass this house's most recent great efforts (..." Learn More
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    As low as $115.00
  19. 1992 taylor fladgate vintage port Port
    1992 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
    100
    RP
    Taylor's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/pu..." Learn More
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    As low as $249.00
  20. 1994 cockburns vintage port Port
    1994 Cockburns Vintage Port
    92
    WS
    A big and juicy, young vintage Port. Round, with loads of very ripe roasted and raisiny character. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with a tannic backbone. Try after 2008.Wine Spectat..." Learn More
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    As low as $95.00
  21. 1994 Fladgate Partnership Half-Bottle 2-Pack (1 Taylor Fladgate, 1 Fonseca)
    1994 Fladgate Partnership Half-Bottle 2-Pack (1 Taylor Fladgate, 1 Fonseca)
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    As low as $269.00
  22. 1994 fladgate partnership half-bottle 2-pack (1 taylor fladgate, 1 fonseca) Port
    1994 Fladgate Partnership Half-Bottle 2-Pack (1 Taylor Fladgate, 1 Fonseca)
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    As low as $269.00
  23. 1994 fonseca Port
    1994 Fonseca
    100
    WS
    Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of col..." Learn More
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    As low as $200.00
  24. 1996 coutet Dessert White
    1996 Coutet
    91
    VM
    Healthy pale color. Ethereal, highly complex nose combines floral and herbal scents with notes of pineapple, marzipan, mint and spicy oak. Moderately viscous, sweet and shapely; co..." Learn More
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    As low as $40.00
  25. 1996 d'yquem Dessert White
    1996 d'Yquem
    96
    WS
    This leans toward the tropical side, with mango and guava notes out front, while maple, date, blood orange and citrus oil flavors fill in behind. The finish kicks into another gear..." Learn More
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    As low as $369.00
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