Blackcurrant Wine – Canada Berries (Richmond, BC, Canada)

  • My Rating: [B-]

TL:DR – “multifaceted blackcurrant flavour, solid”

Blackcurrant Wine (NV) – Sanduz Estate Winery (aka Canada Berries), 11% ABV, 750 ml., (Richmond, BC, Canada) (*local BC fruit wine*)

on the back label:

“This bold, intense wine with its unique flavor and aroma. It shows both the sweetness and the tart acidity of fruit grown on select small acreages in the Fraser Valley…”

  • Style: (blackcurrant) Fruit Wine
  • Taste: tangy tart rich blackcurrant slight alcoholic medium acidic soft sour
  • Where I got it : @Winery / Richmond
  • How much: $19 CAD – 750 ml., October 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
  • Recommended: sure
  • What made an impression: sufficiently rich blackcurrant flavour

Visual: (cellared for 3.5 years). Pours deep dark magenta with a few bubbles along the perimeter.

Nose: mild alcoholic, blackcurrant winey (lvl-3)-pungency.

Attack: tangy-tart fruity, deep berry

Mid-palate: medium acidic tang, soft dissipating sour, (lvl-4-sweetness), rich blackcurrant w/ tangy depth

Finish: residual tart and tangy dark berry

Summary: Must drink chilled; too unbalanced with tart-tanginess as it warms. Otherwise, solid blackcurrant flavour that goes well with a meal, or in a cocktail with Sprite.