- My Rating: [B-]
Odyssey III – Gray Monk Estate Winery – NV (solera process since 2005), 19.8% ABV, 500 ml., (Lake Country, BC, Canada) (*VQA BC wine)
printed on the back of the bottle:
“In the true family tradition of Gray Monk, Odyssey III signifies three generations of commitment to bringing the very best to your table. Full bodied, rich and elegant flavours reminiscent of black cherry, raspberry and chocolate. This fortified red wine is equally delicious being served on its own, with Stilton and other blue cheeses or with full-flavoured fruit desserts.”
- Style: (Port / Port-Style) Fortified Wine
- Taste: Tangy alcoholic cherry raspberry chocolate warmth tart
- Where I got it : Liquor Barn, N. Burnaby
- How much: $25 CAD (after 5% off) ($17.39 @Gray Monk online) – 500ml., January 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: nah
- Would I recommend this to port wine aficionados: good flavour for a good price
Visual: (NV, cellared for 4 years). Pours dark magenta, slow runny legs.
Nose: cab sauv red wine, tingly-airy dark fruity alcoholic background, (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: immediate tangy alcohol hit, dark fruity tangy acidity
Mid-palate: woody black cherry, rich fruity (lvl-6-sweetness), raspberry, continued eau-de-vie alcohol
Finish: chocolate, soft tartness, alcohol heat/throat warmth, raisin exhale
Summary: All flavours as advertised, solid richness, solid drinkability. A tad watery in the entry, could use a bit more body in the mids.