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Domaine Pinnacle Réserve 1859 Cider Aperitif Wine Review

Domaine Pinnacle Réserve 1859 Cider Aperitif

Domaine Pinnacle Réserve 1859 Cider Aperitif

Frelighsburg, Quebec, Canada

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $41.00

Drink: 2012-2020

Bottle size: 500 ml

Alcohol: 16%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Other Wines/Drinks

Winery: Domaine Pinnacle

Natalie's Score: 95/100

This sinfully great hard cider from Quebec would be a perfect match for Canadian blue cheese! It offers a rich apple essence with aromas of apple preserves and pie, but the added kick and depth of apple brandy in the blend. Yet it's only 17% alcohol, lower than a port, the traditional pairing for blue cheese like stilton. I'd pair this with the Quebec-based Castello Gorgonzola, an historic blue-veined cheese named for the Italian town Gorgonzola in Italy where the cheese was first made in the ninth century. This cow's milk cheese was aged in caves, which is how the blue veins of mold developed from the cave's spores. The brandy gives this cider high tone and so welcome warmth on the upper palate near the finish. Liquid gorgeous.

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This Domaine Pinnacle Réserve 1859 Cider Aperitif was reviewed on January 3, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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Eye: Dark golden hues with amber highlights. Nose: Complexly rich with notes of cinnamon, oak and vanilla. Mouth: Rich and intense reminiscent of Sherry and fortified wines. Well-balanced and round with a long finish.

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