Tesco Finest, Dessert Semillon, Riverina, South Eastern Australia 2018
(at Menier Penthouse, London SE1, 09 May 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2026
This is one of the best value dessert wines on the high street – it would be utterly delicious served chilled with a juicy peach or nectarine (what easier dessert could there be?!) The grape is Semillon, and the producer behind this own-label is De Bortoli, the producer of Australia's most famous and awarded sweet wine, Noble One. It's made in the same, botrytised style, with similar flavours of orange marmalade, lemon sherbert, candied peel and barley sugar. Unctuous and sweet, it's nevertheless fleet of foot, and with racy acidity – so all too easy to reach for that second glass...
South Eastern Australia