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|CHARDONNAY ICEWINE 2013 VQA Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright light yellow colour. Complex, intense, spicy, sweet, ripe lemon-apple puree flavours with some faint tropical fruit cocktail notes. Sweet, medium bodied, well structured, fairly viscous, intense, honeyed, ripe apple puree flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, refreshing, caramel-tinged finish. This REPEAT has 10.5% alcohol and now 225 g/L residual sugar (down from 268 reported on the LCBO website for the previous appearance). The 2013 (***) was last released on November 11, 2017 at $35.95.
Very Sweet, Tangy, Viscous
||A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
|TASTING NOTE: Chardonnay Icewine is not exactly typical so it is worth a try and this version happens to be a real stunner. Impressive depth with notes of beeswax and honey. Great progression and persistency of flavours on the palate. Sweetness is perfectly balanced with fresh acidity. A small bottle that is worth every $2 drop. Score - 94 (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, June 16, 2016)
||vintages release - April 28, 2018
||55 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent