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 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 $7,035.00
  2. 1967 dyquem 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 $3,360.00
  3. 1976 dyquem Dessert White
    1976 d'Yquem
    96
    RP
    The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconuts, and overripe melons? This full..." Learn More
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    As low as $950.00
  4. 1983 dyquem Dessert White
    1983 d'Yquem
    98
    WS
    Super-intense and full-throttled, elegant and stylish. Dark amber in color and rich in complexity, this '83 coats your mouth with butterscotch, dried apricot, fig and spice flavors..." Learn More
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    As low as $439.00
  5. 1985 fonseca Port
    1985 Fonseca
    93
    RP-NM
    The 1985 Fonseca is still youthful in appearance with hardly any ageing on the rim. The nose offers kirsch, sloes and Christmas cake. With time, there are subtle notes of dried fig..." Learn More
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    As low as $105.00
  6. 1986 dyquem 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 $515.00
  7. 1986 lafaurie peyraguey Dessert White
    1986 Lafaurie Peyraguey
    94
    JG
    (Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (Sauternes)) In the US market, this was the first vintage of Lafaurie-Peyraguey that really caught the imagination of Bordeaux lovers and it was v..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  8. 1988 dyquem 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 $299.00
  9. 1988 rieussec Dessert White
    1988 Rieussec
    95
    RP
    The 1988 is a great Rieussec. It is an utterly mind-blowing performance for the chateau, with a hauntingly perfect bouquet of honeyed fruit, vanillin, and spring flowers. The rich ..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  10. 1989 dyquem Dessert White
    1989 d'Yquem
    100
    DEC
    A remarkable, profound example of how top Sauternes wines age, with intense notes of marmalade on the nose. Although it seemed there were some hints of passerillage, Sandrine Garba..." Learn More
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    As low as $269.00
  11. 1990 dyquem 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 $259.00
  12. 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 $120.00
  13. 1997 dyquem Dessert White
    1997 d'Yquem
    96
    RP
    A sensational Yquem, 1997 may be this estate's finest effort since 1990 (although I would not discount the 1996 turning out to be nearly as good). The 1997's light gold color is ac..." Learn More
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    As low as $395.00
  14. 1997 fonseca Port
    1997 Fonseca
    95
    W&S
    No written review provided | 95 W&SFull saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compellin..." Learn More
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    As low as $69.95
  15. 1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
    1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
    97
    RP-NM
    A deep black inky core with deep ruby rim. The nose dose not have the definition or the ripeness of the -92 yet it is cut from the same cloth. Scents of pure blackberry, blueberry,..." Learn More
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    As low as $265.00
  16. 1998 climens Dessert White
    1998 Climens
    91
    WS
    Plenty of dried apricots, with cream and vanilla on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a tart tartine and vanilla cream aftertaste, with hints of tea. Drink now. 2,300 ca..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  17. 1998 dyquem Dessert White
    1998 d'Yquem
    95
    RP
    The 1998 Chateau Yquem was released several months ago. This estate does not allow tasting from cask (where the wine spends 42 months), and it is not released until five years afte..." Learn More
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    As low as $290.00
  18. 1998 lupicaia Chateauneuf du Pape
    1998 Lupicaia
    93
    VM
    Impenetrable ruby-black. Splendid, harmonious aromas of cassis, vanilla and mocha. Rich, dense, velvety and caressing; flavors of blackcurrant and spice. Very concentrated but with..." Learn More
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    As low as $125.00
  19. 2000 dyquem Dessert White
    2000 d'Yquem
    96
    DEC
    Things were more difficult in Sauternes than in the rest of Bordeaux in the 2000 vintage, with a brilliant first picking in early October that showed all the promise of the vintage..." Learn More
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    As low as $580.00
  20. 2000 fonseca Port
    2000 Fonseca
    96
    RP-NM
    The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just beg..." Learn More
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    As low as $84.95
  21. 2000 pichon baron Bordeaux Red
    2000 Pichon Baron
    98
    JD
    The best since the 1990, the 2000 Pichon-Longueville Baron is just now starting to shed some baby fat and develop additional complexity and layers. This still ruby/plum-colored bea..." Learn More
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    As low as $369.00
  22. 2001 climens Dessert White
    2001 Climens
    100
    RP
    A prodigious offering, the 2001 Climens’ light medium bold color with a greenish hue is followed by ethereal aromas of tropical fruits (primarily pineapple), honeysuckle, and..." Learn More
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    As low as $150.00
  23. 2001 dyquem Dessert White
    2001 d'Yquem
    100
    JS
    What a pure wine, with honey, caramel, cooked apple, bon bon, and pear tart. Dried apricots and peaches develop with time in the glass. What a palate, it is very sweet and rich at ..." Learn More
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    As low as $410.00
  24. 2001 guiraud Dessert White
    2001 Guiraud
    96
    WS
    Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla, with hints of ripe apples. Full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balanc..." Learn More
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    As low as $69.95
  25. 2001 rieussec Dessert White
    2001 Rieussec
    100
    JS
    This is a crazy wine! It’s sweet, but not sugary. Mushrooms, furniture wax, spices then dried oranges, lemons, pineapples, and just a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with great..." Learn More
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    As low as $70.00
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