- My Rating: D
Late Harvest Riesling 2010 – Isabella Winery, 11.5% ABV – 375ml, (Richmond, BC, Canada)
on the back label:
“Rich and luxurious in texture, it unfolds with flavours of apricot and peach, balanced by firm acidity and mineral characteristics. Enjoy with light desserts or fresh fruits.”
- Style: (Late Harvest – Riesling) Dessert Wine
- Taste: Unbalanced unenjoyable sour astringent acidic tangy muddle white grape excessive heat/warmth
- Where I got it : Liquor Depot / Vancouver
- How much: $18 (after 5% off) – 375ml., January 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: don’t bother
Visual: (cellared for 12 years), composite cork still intact. Pours clear golden apple juice yellow.
Nose: concentrated white grape/apple. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: big sour
Mid-palate: persistent astringent acidity, (lvl-5-sweetness), muddly peach, white grape, tangy acidity
Finish: tangy astringent big alcoholic heat, throat warmth, dry apple cider vinegar harshness
Summary: Too much alcoholic heat, deficient tropical fruity brightness for a Riesling, too much astringency in the acidity. It lacks poise and refinement. A poor effort.