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RIESLING ICEWINE 2014 Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard, VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Very bright light yellow colour. Intense, very spicy, honeyed, faintly raisiny, ripe apple-lemon nose with some caramel notes. Very sweet, medium bodied, viscous, spicy, Seville orange marmalade flavours with a lingering, high acid finish. Has 9.5% alcohol and now according to the LCBO only184 g/L residual sugar (vs. 248 g/L residual sugar). TONY ASPLER / 94-points / TRY - Old gold colour; spicy, honeyed tropical fruit on the nose; medium-bodied, rich and mouth-filling unctuous honeyed mango flavour; beautifully balanced with great length. A REPEAT of the recommended 2014 (***/***+) that was last released on November 25, 2017 at $67.00. CSPC 413724
Type Icewine
Agent Cha Des
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Spicy, Sweet, Rich
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: It's a very full bodied, powerful, very sweet and profound riesling icewine with classic if youthful aromas of pear, lemon, spice and a hint of evergreen. Very viscous and almost tropical, with deeply embedded lemony acidity. Great focus and length. Some will want a more linear riesling icewine, but this is very impressive. Outstanding length. Score - 93 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, March 26, 2016) Price $ 67.00
Bottle Size 375 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 31, 2018
Cases bought 37 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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