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Inniskillin Niagara Estate Niagara Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017 Wine Review

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Niagara Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Niagara Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, VQA, Canada

Community Score:97/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $124.99

Drink: 2019-2039

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 9%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Inniskillin

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 771445

Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 99/100 with the following review:

Iconic Canadian winery, Inniskillin, is renowned for their luxurious Icewines as they consistently deliver the most impressive style of sweet, full bodied, richly textured, and incredibly refreshing (dessert) wine that's sought after in the finest dining establishments around the world.

Their 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine, a first for this varietal at Inniskillin, is the finest Icewine I can recall ever tasting from this winery, or any other producer, ever!

Harvested December 14th, at -10C, and pressed immediately following at that same freezing cold temperature, the grapes displayed vibrant and richly concentrated ripe fruit characteristics from an extended but not overdone hang time, with that rich/freshness carrying through to the finished wine thereby further contributing to the observed paradoxical rich sweetness with mouthwatering acidity - they've achieved textural nirvana! Imagine baked strawberry-rhubarb pie, vanilla scones with strawberry compote smothered in chilled vanilla whipped cream and topped with brandied cherries...The flavor and creaminess of this perfectly balanced Icewine is sublime. The finish lasts for minutes with more strawberry-rhubarb pie flavours persisting and inviting rich chocolate desserts, baked pie, or aged cheese to complement this outstanding wine experience. It's confirmed, this is the finest Icewine I've tasted and one that will blow your mind now and over the next two decades! Enjoy. Tasted February 2019. 99-100 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Wow! One of the most decadent wines I've ever tried. Icewine is a specialty in Canada and this is a flagship example. Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested in freezing temperatures and crushed immediately to extract the concentrated juice inside the grapes. What is awesome about this wine is the balance. For an incredible sweet wine, you never feel like it's too much, there is a nice backbone of acidity cutting through luscious flavours of strawberry compote and baked rhubarb. There is a richness on the palate, and a bit of a bite on the finish, almost like a heat of alcohol, although the wine is only 9.5% ABV. Truly lovely. Enjoy after a decadent meal by the fire. No other accompaniment is needed.

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