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Tokaji, Sauternes, icewines, Ausleses...

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Aficionado, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Zubberah

    Zubberah Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Too many to mention:
    (1) Sauternes, esp great d'Yquem's like 2001, 1990, 1989, 1983, 1975, 1967, 1959 etc and Coutet Cuvee Madame from 1971 on
    (2) Huet Vouvray Cuvee Contance and 3 single vineyard wines like Clos du Bourg
    (3) german TBA/BA from great vintages are hard to beat, esp, 1959, 1971, 1976, etc and anything from 2001 designated TBA like Muller-Catoir, Frritz Haag, Willi Shaefer, Egon Muller, JJ Prum, Max. Richter, Robert Weil, Donnhoff, Gunderloch, etc. Even more exxy than d'Yquem!!!
    (4) Tokaji Eszencia and Aszu-Ezsencia - super rare though
    (5) Great vintage madeiras like Bual and moscatel and malmsey
    (6) Austrian wines like Kracher TBA (bit too oily and viscous for me)
    (7) Aussie botrytis styles like de Bortoli Noble One are world class and hidden from US market
    (8) Aussie Rutherglen fortified musacts and tokays are indeed unique and world class, esp, Rare and Grand categories which even Parker has gone ape over!! usually up to 100 years old
    (9) SGN/VT's from Zind-Humbrecht, Trimbach, Josmeyer and Hugel, etc
    (10) Seppelt 100-year-Old ports from Australia are indeed rare - bottles every 100 years. Current release is 1906 at $1000 per bottle. Amazing wines!
    (11) Italian moscato d'asti's and Aussie moscato's (fresher and crisper than Itlainas which often arrove too old)
    (12) Sweet champagnes like Veuve Clicquot Riche, Moet's Nectar, Selosse Demi-Sec etc are a nice change
  2. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Not to take anything away from good Sauternes or the various Germans, but there are some decent dessert wines made on Long Island, NY. Duck Walk makes a nice light Gewurztraminer (Aphrodite), and there are others from Pellegrini that I like very much. Pindar also makes a Cabernet Port that is satisfying with chocolate cake, if not over-subtle.
  3. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    1. Tokai Azsu or Samorodni
    2. Cyprus Muscat.
    3. Crimean Muscats
    4. Malaga (unavailable in US)
    5. Good cherry (Bristol Cream I like)
    6. Good vintage port with cigar.
  4. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    '01 Rieussec Sauternes is the best dessert wine I've ever had. I have 1 more bottle that I'll open when I finish school, next summer.

    D'Yquem I lust after, but the prices kill the lust.
  5. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2004
    Orange County, CA
    '01 Rieussec Sauternes is the best dessert wine I've ever had. I have 1 more bottle that I'll open when I finish school, next summer.

    D'Yquem I lust after, but the prices kill the lust.

    01 Rieussec is a really good Sauternes but I think a bit more maturity would help it.

    For a pretty good sweet wine that won't break the bank, try 2001 Chateau St. Michelle Icewine (which is pretty unique as I believe it was one of the only years they made it) There are some very nice BAs that are cheap as well, I can't remember the one that I usually like maybe I can find it in a search here.

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