Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dessert wines

We enjoy drinking wine from time to time. I think this started not too long ago in 2011 when we were living in Singapore. We usually bought good wine from the duty free shops at Changi Airport after arriving from trips, mostly from Manila. I had "commuted" between Manila and Singapore at least once a month from January 2011 to June 2012 when the Clairvoyant was posted there by her company. 

One particular type of wine that we do enjoy are dessert wines. And we bought at least one bottle of De Bortoli Noble One from Australia. This was De Bortoli's Botrytis Semillon, which is basically grapes that were infected with a disease that made them especially sweet. I discovered that we still had a bottle of this wine from 2012 when we came home from Singapore for good. This was a bottle of their 25th Anniversary vintage.

This dessert wine from the New World has a more prominent and older relative (ancestor?) is something from France. Sauternes from the Bordeaux region is enjoyable to drink whether with chocolate, cheese or by itself. We found a relatively inexpensive bottle by Dulong at our favorite deli and have been getting a bottle or two for our stock.

I have a more expensive bottle of Sauterne in stock for special occasions. The last time we were in Singapore (March last year), we didn't find any Noble One's. Hopefully, we can get this wine again soon and hopefully, too, we can find it in Manila.

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