- My Rating: C-
Blueberry Dessert Wine 2009 – Silver Sage Winery, 20% ABV – 375ml, (Oliver, BC, Canada)
On the back label:
“Intensely rich and fresh with a deep purplish red colour and the unique natural blueberry flavour. This outstanding wine has a distinct perfume, very fine depth and length. A great wine, even majestic-good on its own or is an excellent cheese cake companion.”
- Style: (Blueberry) Fruit Dessert Wine
- Taste Profile: Mellow fruity/off-dry alcoholic blueberry-black currant eau-de-vie
- Where I got it : Port Moody Liquor Store
- How much: $32 ($25 online) – 375ml, August 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: no, it doesn’t scream ‘blueberry’
Visual: Pours deep maroon, with thicker than water viscosity.
Nose: mellow blueberry aroma, vodka-like alcohol detection (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: incoming berry fruits, light oily viscosity
Mid-palate: (lvl-2)-super mellow sweetness, eau-de-vie alcohol detection, (MAIN) true blueberry flavour but without the tangy+sweetness, black currant
Finish: residual fruitiness, off-dry fruit brandy alcohol sweetness.
Summary: I wouldn’t say this is much of a dessert wine due to the fact it lacks the robust sweetness most dessert wines have. This drinks more like a less-alcoholic yet fruitier Eau-de-vie/fruit brandy, in that it lacks any tangy/tart/acidity that fruit wines almost always contain but retains the essence of the natural fruit in the spirit.