However, we had some ready-made desserts in the fridge and a dessert wine we wanted to try. We had managed to buy a 50cl bottle of St Stephans Crown Tokaji 2008, 5 Puttonyos Hungarian sweet white dessert wine at a very reasonable price from Tesco. Hungarian Tokaji is viewed by many as an aristocrat among sweet wines.
First up was a Delici sea salt caramel Belgian dessert from Costco. The packaging describes the dessert as a “delicate blend of crushed speculoos cookies and fleur de sel caramel, topped with an intense cream caramel mousse and finished with a dark chocolate ganache.” Very tasty.
The second dessert was a Gü maple and pecan pie from Tesco. This is described as “a crumbly pecan biscuit base, topped with a creamy maple syrup-infused cheesecake.” Another enjoyable dessert.
Now for the wine. We found it honeyed with burnt caramel, woodiness and a sweet smoothness. However, it was not overly sweet. A lovely wine.
Whilst we thought the wine was a good match with the sea salt caramel dessert, it was better with the maple and pecan pie.