- My Rating: B+
Pentâge, Blended Icewine 2010 – Pentâge Winery, 8% ABV – 200ml, (Richmond, BC, Canada)
- it takes roughly 3kg of grapes to make one 375ml bottle of icewine, depending on the grape. (google search)
from their website:
“…Bright gold in color, with intense aromas of candied apricot and honey on the nose. The palate delivers a luscious melody of candied fruits with a smidgen of honey and fig. Barrel fermented giving this wine a rich creamy mouth feel. Perfectly balanced with vibrant acidity, this wine gets better with every sip as it lingers endlessly on your palate.”
- Style: (Viognier, Semillon, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay) Icewine
- Taste: Clean dense-sugared apricot sour green apple
- Where I got it : Liberty Wines, Granville Island
- How much: $33 (after $1 off), only $23 online! – 200ml., May 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: what for?
Visual: Thin skinny 200ml bottle, real cork w/ waxed top, simple and classy label. Pours deep striking golden yellow.
Nose: pineapple, passion fruit, hints of lychee. Very fruit forward. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: incoming syrupy dense sugars, (lvl-8)-sweetness
Mid-palate: clean transition from sugars, light alcohol detection, (MAIN) white raisin, apricot, sour green apple
Finish: very light throat warmth, white grape fruity exhale.
Summary: Lots of brightness in this one, very approachable. The sugars become slightly cloying in the midpalate as it warms. A very nice offering and certainly levels above the Isabella icewines I’ve been having.