Passionfruit Wine – Lulu Island Winery (Richmond, BC, Canada)

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  • My Rating: C-

Passionfruit Wine 2006 – Lulu Island Winery, 12% ABV, 500ml, (Richmond, BC, Canada)

On the back label:

“The Passion fruit evokes ideas of love and desire, and we are sure once you taste this wine that is exactly what you will feel, a love and desire to try more! We carefully craft our wine using the pulp oft his exotic fruit, which is imported all the way from Asia. This wine is both sweet and tart at the same time, with rich, tangy aromas that will leave you wanting more. All it takes is one sip to fall in love.” (please note I write passionfruit as one word but sometimes you see it as ‘passion fruit’, two words)

  • Style: (passionfruit) Fruit Wine
  • Taste Profile: Extremely dense sour/tart/tangy/sweet passionfruit
  • Where I got it : @Winery
  • How much: $19 (after 10% off) –375ml, March 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to the curious: not highly, but could  be subbed for a liqueur

Visual: Fermented and bottled in Canada but made from imported ingredients. The 2006 cork unfortunately disintegrated upon opening. Pours a lustrous orange/red, almost clear with miniscule suspended floaties.

Nose: a sweet syrupy tropical blend, mild caramelization (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: intense sour/tartness (lvl-10)

Mid-palate: ultra tangy-sour, dense (lvl-8)-sweetness, (MAIN) passionfruit, blood orange sourness,

Finish: very acidic tangy, mild alcoholic warmth, candy-esqe sour/sweet finish.

Summary: Extremely sour-tart-tangy and suitable for the adventurous, sweet wine lovers. The flavour/sourness profile is unique although it’s definitely not for everyone.