Best Dessert / Fortified Wines

Nk’Mip Qwam Qwmt Riesling Ice Wine 2007

B.C.  $60  +988535 (private wine stores)

  This is the essence of Riesling. Super-concentrated dried-apricot flavour; miraculously not cloyingly sweet.

Concha y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2005 

Chile  $14.97  +001628

Very classy and complex Chilean dessert wine.

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port

Portugal  $28.99  +208405

  Graham’s has been a port shipper since 1820. Six Grapes is strictly traditional, mellowed by long aging in barrel.

Gonzalez Byass Nutty Solera Oloroso

Spain  $15.99  +035204

Out-of-this-world tangy intensity.

Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino

Spain  $18.99  +242669

World’s driest wine goes from strength to strength.

Elephant Island Orchard Framboise 2007

B.C.  $19.90  +734277 (private wine stores)

Magical essence-of-raspberry flavour.

Hardys Whiskers Blake Tawny Port  

Australia  $25.99  +478537

Great-value Down Under tawny.