- 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.