- My Rating: C+
Zweigelt Icewine 2008 – The Little Beaver (Isabella Winery), 13% ABV – 375ml, (Richmond, BC, Canada)
on the back label:
“An exceptional Icewine with elegant plum aromatics and cinnamon notes. The flavours of dried fruits and the acidity of strawberry create a perfect balance and long, finish. Try it with brie or dark chocolate.”
- Style: (Zweigelt) Icewine
- Taste: Grape-berry fruity alcoholic dense sweet cloying
- Where I got it : @Winery in Richmond
- How much: $82 (WAY overpriced) – 375ml., January 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: not worth the price
Visual: It has the dated label of ‘The Little Beaver’ winery, now known as Isabella Winery. Cork half disintegrated upon opening. Pours golden peach-orange with micro sediment, likely from the cork.
Nose: sweet red grape, green muscat, raspberry-apple, mild alcohol nasal tingly. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: thinnish viscosity, incoming tangy
Mid-palate: dense (lvl-8)-sweetness mixed with alcohol, (MAIN) red grape, alcohol bitterness.
Finish: sour cherry-raspberry fruity, raisin, residual cloying sugars, alcohol hit
Summary: For the price, my palate was expecting something more extravagant and exclusive. A decent and very drinkable icewine but way overpriced considering Volcanic Hills has one out there for half the price.