Blackcap Raspberry Port – Kermode Wild Berry Wines (Dewdney, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: B

Blackcap Raspberry Port (NV) – Kermode Wild Berry Wines, 18% ABV – 375ml, (Dewdney, BC, Canada)

on the back label:

“Your palate will not soon forget this sweet port-style wine with its intense dark color and rich aroma. The Harrison Lake region of BC, where warm moist breezes tumble across the water and into the mountainside, creates a unique microclimate in which these brilliant berries flourish. Enjoy this wine as an elegant finish to any dinner or a succulent accent to delicate desserts.”

  • Style: (raspberry) fruit dessert wine
  • Taste Profile: sweet alcohol -> blackberry/grape/cassis -> alcohol/tart/warmth/sweet finish
  • Where I got it : Liquor Depot Hastings (?)
  • How much: ~$20, Sometime 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine lovers: yes

Visual: Informative visual of the actual blackcap raspberry on the back label. Pours very dark magenta with no sediment.

Nose: a mix of blackberry, raspberry, cassis on the nose

Attack: bright 6/10-sweetness mixed with alcohol

Mid-palate: blackberry, concord grape, cassis, raspberry tanginess

Finish: mild alcohol bitterness, med-high tartness, light alcoholic warmth, lingering med-sweet tart finish.

Summary: A great balance of dark field berry flavour, alcohol, sweetness, and drinkability. This could easily be used as a substitute for cassis liqueur in a cocktail.

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