Flourish Wines Vidal Icewine 2008 Wine Review

Flourish Wines Vidal Icewine 2008
V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 9
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Product #: 222356

Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 9.5%
Drink: 2012-2018
Sweetness: Sweet
Bottle size: 200 ml
Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Flourish Wines
Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.
More Vintages: 2007  Add New Vintage 
Natalie's Score: 91/100

A profusion of honey-drizzled apricots and peach preserves. So lovely. Top me up!

Vidal Icewine food pairings: foie gras, fruit custard.

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This was reviewed January 5, 2013 by

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Nina rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Proudly from Ontario!
Amazing example of Vidal Ice wine!
Golden bright color.
On the nose lots of tropical fruits, honey, floral accent, amazing nose!
On the palate sweet, but not too sweet. Dried fruits, honey, maple syrup.
Finish is soft, long and delicious.
Jason Solanki rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous honeycomb, peach, apricot aromas with loads of replays on the palate. Not syrupy and enough acidity to balance out the sweet flavours. Medium-bodied with a long finish. Yum! Tasted July/2012.
Allie Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lover of fine wines, I count myself an Icewine enthusiast and this bottle has made my list of recommendations. Apricot is the most notable fruit with lots of bright honey notes. Wow! This wine is sweet, there is no doubt, but the acidity is present and the result is balance. I don't often commend an icewine for balance, but this one has nailed it! Also, the price point makes this wine an easy entry into the icewine world as you won't break the bank for an impressive dessert wine that will result in big smiles as you entertain your guests!
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The 2008 Flourish Vidal Icewine is a medium bodied wine, with intense aromas of honey, citrus, pear and apricot. It is not too sweet, has a great acidity and finish. Though not meant to be aged, it can be enjoyed for the next few years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts and a recommended buy especially for the mere $17.95. Tasted July/12.

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Corinna Horton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Surprisingly delightful. Not being an ice wine fan I often taste them expecting to cringe, not so with Flourish. A glass full of honey and summer fruits. Sweet but not overly so, it's a solid pairing with salty charcuterie and big, bold blue cheeses. A terrific gateway wine if you've never tasted ice wine, because at $17.95 it's an experiment that won't break the bank.
Dawn Montgomery rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

I absolutely loved this wine. I’m not a great Vidal grape fan but the winemaker has created a little gem with this one. It’s voluptuously sweet, fragrant and concentrated with deliciously peachy/apricot/honey flavours; in fact, it’s easier to say what flavours aren’t there. It’s also fresh, lively and at 9.5%, low in alcohol. If you don’t want to make crème-brulee, just sip a glass (or two, it’s hard to stop and the bottle is so small!) of Flourish and, if you haven’t discovered the delight of sweet wine with fruit and cheese, go for it!
Holly Bruns rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

Honey, dried apricot and peach jam in the glass. A sweet, viscous mouthfeel is livened up by some bright acidity on the palate. Sweet, but not cloying.
Susan Desjardins reviewed this wine as follows:

A golden value offering enticing aromas of honey, beeswax, candied and tropical fruit, this is a succulent, rich wine with a satiny texture. Luscious ripe stone fruit, brandied peaches, recurring sweet honey and lemon curd flavours coat the palate, riding on an underlying frame of citrusy acidity. The wine finishes long, sweet and sumptuous. Pair it with an artisan cheese plate including Northern Gold, Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar and Ile aux Grues Cheddar.
Full yellow-gold with aromas of honeycomb, maple syrup, peach nectar, apricot and sweet lemonade. Sweet and delectably fruity, brought into instant balance by vibrant acidity. Interesting spiced tea note emerges on the mid-palate. The finish is long and lush. Source: Vintages Wine Panel

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