Smells and tastes like a Madeira, with that baked fruit, caramelized, brandied quality. It’s very sweet, but good crisp acidity brightens and balances the orange pastry and chocolate macaroon flavors. Delicious on its own, or with fruit and chocolate-based desserts.
Redolent of black cherries and cola in the nose. On the palate, it fans out to reveal spice, more cherry, strawberries, bacon, cedar, tea and spice flavors. Tannins are powdery but ripe, while the finish is bright.
Very sweet and rich in honeyed citrus and vanilla flavors, this dessert wine suggests white cookies and cakes as partners. It’s not particularly complex, but it is deliciously easy to drink.
Too jammy to earn a higher score, although it’s a pleasant enough Pinot. Shows silky flavors of raspberries, cherries, blueberries and blackberries that taste like pie filling, dusted with cinnamon and cocoa. There’s a fine bite of acidity.