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Benjamin Bridge Borealis Vidal Icewine 2014 Wine Review

Benjamin Bridge Borealis Vidal Icewine 2014

Benjamin Bridge Borealis Vidal Icewine 2014

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $35.00

Drink: 2012-2019

Bottle size: 200 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine


Winery: Benjamin Bridge

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

More Vintages: 2009 

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Benjamin Bridge's premium sparkling wines have garnered international acclaim and are now proudly served around the world by leading Sommeliers at some of the finest restaurants. Benjamin Bridge's liquid gold 'Borealis' Icewine is destined to capture some of that limelight too as those bright Northern Lights continue to shine brighter and brighter on this award winning east coast winery.

The 2014 Borealis is a rich golden yellow that illuminates the glass just as the Northern Lights do the sky. Rich aromas of fresh mango, apple cider, candy apple, caramelized sugar, dried apricot, and sweet honeysuckle fill the nose and entice the palate. This medium bodied and delicious Icewine has a rich and sweet layered long finish with a touch of minerality persisting, reminiscent of the maritime sea breeze that every bottle of Benjamin Bridge seems to contain. Ideally suited for enjoying with rich cheese platters, decadent desserts, or own it's own to celebrate a special occasion. My favourite dishes to enjoy with this beautiful Icewine include: vanilla poached pears with salted caramel sauce or the queen of retro desserts - crepes Suzette. Tasted January 2016. 93 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

Borealis production: Estate Vidal grapes were picked by hand after the mercury dipped below -10C (14F). Following a gentle press, in that same frigid weather, nothing but concentrated and balanced sweet and refreshing juice emerged from those frozen tiny raisin-like grapes. Benjamin Bridge's talented winemaker, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, was then able to produce, once again, another gorgeous wine that shows what's possible when you combine winemaking talent with unparalleled terroir.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2014 vintage icewine is deep straw gold and declared as 9% abv. A wonderfully refreshing and mouthwatering icewine with depth on the palate and on the nose. 17.5g, ph 3.4 declared. Aromatics of baked apple, peach cobbler, mango custard and rich sea salt infused minerality. An East Coast Canadian benchmark, Benjamin Bridge has created an icewine designed to impress. This wine is a fantastic companion with mildly sweet desserts, creamy artisan cheese. Tasted January 2016.

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