Cassis Wine 2011 – Rossignol Estate Winery (Murray River, PEI, Canada)

  • My Rating: [A]

Black Currant Wine 2011 – Rossignol Estate Winery, 16.2% ABV – 375 ml., (Murray River, Prince Edward Island, Canada)

  • Style: (Blackcurrant) Fruit Wine
  • Taste: Tangy full-bodied rich cassis eau-de-vie alcoholic hint of smoke
  • Where I got it : ordered from their website/phone
  • How much: $23 CAD (after S&H) – 375 ml., March 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: very likely
  • Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: absolutely

Visual: 2011 Vintage, cellared for 5 years. Pours deep rich dark purple, thicker than usual.

Nose: tangy blackcurrant mixed with semi-sweet soft alcohol, hints of smoke. (lvl-6)-intensity

Attack: thick full mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), tangy cassis body, eau-de-vie alcoholic,

Finish: tart gums, gradual medium alcoholic heat, rich dense cassis exhale

Summary: Fantastic body, rich with absolutely authentic cassis flavour. Comparing this to the well-known Gabriel Boudier Crème de Cassis, Rossignol has so much more complexity and depth to it. Highly recommended (BC residents can order direct by calling, like I did)

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