- My Rating: [B-]
Himalayan Blackberry Wine – Kermode Wild Berry Wines,12% ABV, 750 ml., (Dewdney, BC, Canada) (*local BC Wine*)
on the back label:
“Served slightly chilled, this wine is sure to please one and all with its exceptional body and full-flavored finish. These blackberries are harvested in BC’s lush Fraser Valley where the mountains meet the meadows, by dedicated locals who hand pick these voluptuous berries at the peak of ripeness. Enjoy this complex off-dry wine with any occasion.”
- Style: (wild blackberry) Fruit Wine
- Where I got it : Liquor Depot @Cambie / Vancouver
- How much: $21 CAD – 750 ml., sometime in ’11-’12
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: no, too plain
Visual: (cellared for at least 5 years). Pours clear dark magenta.
Nose: super fruity bright tangy blackberry juice, superbly clean. (lvl-10)-pungency
Attack: tangy fruity bright
Mid-palate: alcoholic zingy, (lvl-2-sweetness), background light alcoholic warmth, deep rich tangy blackberry, big tangy-firm acidity, building tartness
Finish: berry exhale, tart gums
Summary: Very drinkable with a clean and welcoming fruity entry displaying authentic blackberry depth and juiciness. As with most fruit wines, it becomes predictable after a glass.