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DISCOVER DUTCH WINES

Read our tasting notes, compiled by our experienced tasting panel. All wines are described according to the international WSET method for professional wine tasting. 

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Betuws Wijndomein
3/5
This dessert wine is made in a way that attempts to mimic the production of ice-wine within The Netherlands by cryoextraction (cooling the grapes to below freezing before pressing them). The nose of this wine is very modest but the flavors are more pronounced. We taste citrus fruit, lemon zest, pear, yellow apple and pineapple. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. It has a lot of sweetness but misses some depth that would have made this wine more interesting. This could partially be ascribed to the low level of alcohol.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
This dessert wine is made in a way that attempts to mimic the production of ice-wine within The Netherlands by cryoextraction (cooling the grapes to below freezing before pressing them). The nose of this wine is very modest but the flavors are more pronounced. We taste citrus fruit, lemon zest, pear, yellow apple and pineapple. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. It has a lot of sweetness but misses some depth that would have made this wine more interesting. This could partially be ascribed to the low level of alcohol.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Rating

6/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
3/5
This wine is made by harvesting late and then drying the grapes for 4 weeks before pressing them (the passito method). The wine shows remarkably pronounced aromas and flavors of grapefruit and mandarin, combined with passionfruit and pineapple. It is quite light and misses a bit of depth and complexity. It is a sweet wine, but not enough to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. Due to its distinct citrus flavors, the wine could for example be nicely combined with an orange bavarois.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Betuws Wijndomein
This wine is made by harvesting late and then drying the grapes for 4 weeks before pressing them (the passito method). The wine shows remarkably pronounced aromas and flavors of grapefruit and mandarin, combined with passionfruit and pineapple. It is quite light and misses a bit of depth and complexity. It is a sweet wine, but not enough to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. Due to its distinct citrus flavors, the wine could for example be nicely combined with an orange bavarois.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2019

Rating

6/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Domein Hof te Dieren
4/5
This is a very successful fortified wine with a lot of very attractive aspects. The aroma and flavor are characterized by dried red fruits like figs, prunes, raisins and dates, supplemented by tones of nuts and cooked fruit. It has some sharp edges due to a slightly strong scent of alcohol but all in all it is very surprising, well-made and excellent to drink. The wine reminds us more of Oloroso sherry and Madeira than the Port wine the name (“TROP”) seems to refer to. A pleasant surprise!

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 20+

Year

2010

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Domein Hof te Dieren
This is a very successful fortified wine with a lot of very attractive aspects. The aroma and flavor are characterized by dried red fruits like figs, prunes, raisins and dates, supplemented by tones of nuts and cooked fruit. It has some sharp edges due to a slightly strong scent of alcohol but all in all it is very surprising, well-made and excellent to drink. The wine reminds us more of Oloroso sherry and Madeira than the Port wine the name (“TROP”) seems to refer to. A pleasant surprise!

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 20+

Year

2010

Rating

8/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Domein Hof te Dieren
3.5/5
A very special, very remarkable wine, with a lot to discover in both aroma and taste. Put your expectations aside for this wine and be ready for a totally different palate! we recommend to open the wine long in advance. When opened, the wine has an overwhelming animalistic smell, but that fades into the background after some time. It will then show additional aromas of cherries, raisins, prunes, leather, eucalyptus and pine. We taste an interesting palate of perfume, cherries, cherry liquor, mocha and a strong bitterness. It is a good and well-made liquor wine.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Domein Hof te Dieren
A very special, very remarkable wine, with a lot to discover in both aroma and taste. Put your expectations aside for this wine and be ready for a totally different palate! we recommend to open the wine long in advance. When opened, the wine has an overwhelming animalistic smell, but that fades into the background after some time. It will then show additional aromas of cherries, raisins, prunes, leather, eucalyptus and pine. We taste an interesting palate of perfume, cherries, cherry liquor, mocha and a strong bitterness. It is a good and well-made liquor wine.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ 15 – 20

Year

2018

Rating

7/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Wijngoed Wilgenhorst
4/5
The wine is quite expressive in both nose and mouth with pronounced aromas of ripe yellow fruit, tropical fruit and stone fruit. In the mouth, combined with hints of citrus flavors. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. The wine is good and well made, with a nice balance between acidity and sweetness. The wine combines nicely with apple pie or fresh fruit, for example.

Province

Flevoland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2018

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Wijngoed Wilgenhorst
The wine is quite expressive in both nose and mouth with pronounced aromas of ripe yellow fruit, tropical fruit and stone fruit. In the mouth, combined with hints of citrus flavors. It is a sweet wine, but a bit too light to be considered a ‘typical’ dessert wine. The wine is good and well made, with a nice balance between acidity and sweetness. The wine combines nicely with apple pie or fresh fruit, for example.

Province

Flevoland

Price

€ 10 – 15

Year

2018

Rating

7.5/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Ludique
3.5/5
While the wine has a very modest and greenish nose, there is an expressive taste of ripe and tropical fruits. The wine has a noticeable and elegant ‘gin-tonic’ bitterness and a little tingling on the tongue. It is a sweet wine, but not a typical dessert wine – it is a bit too light for that. The wine is good and well made and combines nicely with ice-cream, fruit and apple pie.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ <10

Year

2018

Tasted

1 Dec 2020
Ludique
While the wine has a very modest and greenish nose, there is an expressive taste of ripe and tropical fruits. The wine has a noticeable and elegant ‘gin-tonic’ bitterness and a little tingling on the tongue. It is a sweet wine, but not a typical dessert wine – it is a bit too light for that. The wine is good and well made and combines nicely with ice-cream, fruit and apple pie.

Province

Gelderland

Price

€ <10

Year

2018

Rating

7/10

Tasted

1 Dec 2020

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