Madeira is my mistress.
A bit sweet for our taste, but with some bottle age, this 2012 is actually rather nice. Nose of dusty tannins, cherry, palate is midweight, correct notes for the varietal, sweet plum, soy sauce, prunes on the finish. Bien. — 9 days ago
Pure pleasure—waves of flavor washing over your palate like the tide. Great acidity, brilliant color, sweet without being cloying. With the ubiquity of varied and spiced cuisines these days, you’d think sweet wines would be having a moment. Yet nearly every restaurant list is bone-dry until the dessert and the saddest job in wine is slinging Sauternes. May these wines stay ever unfashionable (if oddly, in coke-swilling America) so that we can continue to afford them. — 5 days ago
100% fendant (chasselas). Rather clever marketing for what is a perfectly acceptable middlebrow wine. Creamy and delicious with cheese or fish. Rather like Zurich itself—clean, proper, and presentable, yet lacking in mystery or any discernible quirkiness. — 7 days ago