5280 Magazine: Why You Should Be Drinking More Dessert Wine in Denver


5280 Magazine: Why You Should Be Drinking More Dessert Wine in Denver

5280 Magazine: Why You Should Be Drinking More Dessert Wine in Denver

“With one of the top wine cellars in Colorado, you bet Flagstaff House has an extraordinary dessert-wine selection, ranging from several decades-old vintages of Sauternes from what’s arguably the single most-famous winery in the world, Château d’Yquem, to the aforementioned Essencia. Given their equally extraordinary price tags, however, wine director Elizabeth Booth is just as delighted to turn guests on to more-affordable alternatives as Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2016. It has all the “honeysuckle, almond, candied ginger, and orange” notes of its botrytized Hungarian siblings, she says, but a “much less dense, syrupy texture”—meaning that you can also pair it with richly savory dishes such as foie gras without exhausting your palate during a long meal.”

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