Stratus Red Icewine 2007 Wine Review
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario VQA, Canada
Community Reviews: 8
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Bottle size: 200 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Tasting this in 2016 to see how well this icewine has aged: good news, it's still great! This is a succulent blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, and Syrah grapes. Luscious aromas of strawberry pie. Pair with fruitcake, gingerbread, and spice cake.
Icewine food pairings: strawberry-rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream.
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This Stratus Red Icewine 2007 was reviewed on January 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful ruby-garnet hue, with notes of prune, honey and wild strawberry on the nose. Wow, this wine has aged amazingly well over the past decade and is not as sweet as the nose lets on. It still has lots of mouthwatering acidity, with the same honey and strawberry notes from the nose on the palate. Perfect pairing for strawberry rhubarb pie, or as an after-dinner sipper on its own.
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
There seems to be some debate as to whether icewine ages. This icewine, at almost a decade already, should put these rumours to rest. Of course icewine ages. The difficulty is that few people try enough icewine to appreciate the potential differences in young and old icewine.
The colour has a lovely ruby colouration, with just a touch of bricking towards the center.
The aromas on young icewine can explode out of the glass. This one is more subtle, but very complex still.
The youthful vitality of the fruit are changing into more stewed fruit notes - as happens with most wines. Fresh strawberries and cranberries, but also orange zest, and rhubarb.
The flavours are delicate and jammy - cherry and strawberry. There are some subtle savoury spice notes that could come from the Mourvedre or the Syrah in this blend, but it is probably predominantly Cabernet Franc (as it should be, in Ontario).
Icewine doesn't need to be paired with dessert - piling sweet on sweet. Why not be more adventurous? This wine would pair great alongside a spicey Malaysian coconut curry.
(Tasted in 2017)
|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Strawberry, cherry and cranberry are complimented with a hint of spice and red delicious apple skin. Drink now. 91 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A beautiful colour and nicely balanced. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mouvedre, and Syrah. Tastes of luscious strawberry cream. Enjoy after a meal and in front of a nice fire. Delicious.
|Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Garnet in colour with aromas of ripe strawberries and rhubarb and it tastes like ripe strawberries drizzled in honey. This 2007 Cabernet ice wine has aged well and is balanced nicely. Pair with strawberry shortcake, apple pie or enjoy it on its own. Red Ice wine is always a rare treat, enjoy it if you can.
|Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This is a perfect bottle to bring for a Christmas gathering. Very festive in its ruby red colour and flavours. Christmas in a bottle. Beautiful ruby colour. Tastes of very ripe strawberry and hints of baking spices. Pair with a cranberry apple pie or desserts that have baking spices (ginger, clove or nutmeg).
(Tasted January 15, 2017)
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Overripe strawberries and honey on nose and palate. Very syrupy texture. Past its peak.
Tasted Jan. 2017
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