(2020) Icewine is a realy Canadian speciality, the grapes harvested in sub-zero night-time temperatures so that much of the water content is dispelled when the fruit is pressed, leaving a super-sweet, thick and unctuous dessert wine. This is a very good example, made from Vidal which always gives a warming, golden, honeyed aroma of ripe apricot, here the engine-oil thickness of the wine on the palate sweet and exotic, like the ripest mango and lychee, a burnished toasty background, then very good lime jelly acidity to balance. A great wine in half-bottles, for very sweet desserts or to sip on its own after dinner.
(2002) Situated in Niagara, fermentation is in stainless steel at low temperature and can last two months. Fine, fine quality here immediately obvious on the nose. Lovely, bright, peach and pear fruit with a warm nutty quality, displaying a gloriously lush, apricot kernel core. Good backbone of acidity on the palate, with weighty tangerine and apricot fruit. Viscose and mouth-coating, this has delicious balance and great length.