Indulge in a Sweeter Christmas with Aldi

Dessert and fortified wine lovers can enjoy a truly special treat this Christmas, as Aldi has expanded its selection of ports, sherries and dessert wines for the festive period. Peter Morrell reports on this impressive range.

The ultimate indulgences at Christmas are the aperitifs, pudding wines and digestifs, and there is something in the selection from Aldi for every taste.

Ports

Maynard’s Pink Port, £7.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 50cl

Tasting Notes: Deliciously fruity and floral, this pink tipple gives port lovers the chance to try something a bit different this Christmas. They are sure to enjoy its delicious flavours of ripe cherry and raspberries, with subtle hints of honey and grapefruit.

Maynard’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 1992, £19.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 75cl

Tasting Notes: A dark and delightful port, this tipple is deliciously full bodied. Blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry flavours stand out, with a smooth and velvety finish. The perfect gift for a port connossieur looking to add something special to their collection.

Maynard’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port, £9.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 1st October Size: 75cl

Tasting Notes: Port lovers will savour the array of different and exciting flavours in this bottle. A delicate nuttiness, honey and hint of toffee combine with ripe berry fruit, mellow notes of chocolate, butterscotch and fine oak for a flavour feast.

Maynard’s 40 Year Old Tawny Port, £29.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 75cl

Tasting Notes: Round off a wonderful festive evening with this fine aged Tawny Port. Its delicious olive and ochre colour is a characteristic of a well-matured in oak port. Enjoy a glass with friends with some Specially Selected Salted Almonds or bring to the dinner table to accompany a flaming Specially Selected Golden Topped Christmas Pudding.

Sherries

Exquisite Collection Cream Sherry, £5.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 1st October Size: 50cl

Tasting Notes: Crack open a bottle of the Exquisite Collection Cream Sherry when the dessert platter comes out this Christmas. Deep mahogany in colour, it has fresh and tangy dried fruit aromas and a rich, nutty finish to complement its full, sweet flavour.

Exquisite Collection Amontillado Sherry, £5.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 1st October Size: 50cl

Tasting Notes: Enjoy this rich, dry sherry with a Boxing Day feast of Specially Selected British Charcuterie and Specially Selected Wild Boar Pâté. A great aperitif, it has a rich chestnut colour with nutty, fruit flavours.

Dessert wines

Sumptuously Rich Pudding Wine, £8.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 37.5cl

Tasting Notes: Fans of Christmas pudding will lust after this rich Muscat – winner of the IWSC Gold award 2017 – which has flavours of raisins, figs, dates, toffee and caramel. Enjoy a glass after Christmas dinner with the Specially Selected Fig, Pecan and Honey Baking Camembert, dried fruit and nuts, for the perfect end to a festive feast.

Berton Vineyards Botrytis Semillon 2016, £5.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 37.5cl

Tasting Notes: Bright gold in colour, this high quality wine – winner of the IWSC Silver Outstanding award 2017- is both rich and complex. With intense aromas of baked apple, pear and honey, as well as fruity marmalade flavours, it’s a perfect accompaniment to a festive fruity dessert such as the Specially Selected Layered Red Fruits Dessert.

Chateau De Myrat Sauternes Grand Cru Classe 2013, £11.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 37.5cl

Tasting Notes: The vibrant flavours of the Chateau De Myrat Sauternes Grand Cru Classe will keep drinkers satisfied throughout Christmas. With ginger, orange peel, apricot and mango notes, it pairs well with the Blue D’Affinois from the Specially Selected French Cheese Selection.

Recioto Della Valpolicella, £8.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 50cl

Tasting Notes: For those looking for a touch of elegance in their tipples, this ruby red wine will satisfy their palates with a velvety smooth texture and long, lingering finish. Enjoy with fruit pastries, chocolate cakes such as the Specially Selected Yule Log and cream puddings.

Rubis Chocolate Wine, £9.99
Available in stores nationwide and online from 14th November Size: 50cl

Tasting Notes: This award-winning indulgent wine is a chocolate lovers’ dream, with flavours of velvety, smooth dark chocolate complimented by rich, puckering fruit and hints of dried fig. The combination of flavours makes this a sumptuous after dinner treat.

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