- My Rating: D
Vidal Late Harvest 2006 – Isabella Winery, 12% ABV – 375ml, (Richmond, BC, Canada)
on the back label:
“Deep straw in colour , this light, racy late harvest offers delicate aromas og gingered honey and fresh cut pears. A seamless integration of tropical fruit, pears and fresh hones is nicely balanced with good supporting acidity. Gentle on the palate, this wine can be sipped on its own or may be a delicious finale to a special meal.”
- Style: (Vidal) Late Harvest
- Taste: Sour watery apple cider vinegar
- Where I got it : @Winery in Richmond
- How much: $15 – 375ml., January 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: no
Visual: When I bought this in 2013 it had already been sitting at their store for 7 years, so how good could it be? At $15 I wasn’t expecting much… Alas, it pours light golden yellow with oddly enough, static micro bubbles clinging to the side and bottom of the glass.
Nose: apple cider vinegar with a bit of sticky champagne. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: incoming sour-sweet
Mid-palate: watery mouthfeel, (lvl-6)-sweetness that dissipates, salty alcohol detection, (MAIN) apple cider vinegar, pear
Finish: highly sour vinegar acidity, sour white grape unclean finish.
Summary: As a dessert wine, this is pretty abysmal. It doesn’t clean the palate as it should but rather leaves you wondering what you just drank. Unbalanced, thin mouthfeel, non-delicious flavours. Not recommended. Arrowleaf’s Late Harvest Vidal is much better.