The 2012 Bouche D’Or has hints of honey, tea leaf and apricot, vaguely reminiscent of Beerenauslese, that greets the senses and reveals a hint of Riesling. While Bouche d’Or may be sweet, it also has a crispness to it.
This wine can stand on its own as a dessert wine and makes a great accompaniment to a cheese course. Hard, salty cheeses like Manchego, and Aged Gouda pair quite successfully. Less-sweet desserts like Lemon Meringue Tart or Apricot Galette (or other stone fruits) are excellent choices and will be a big hit.