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The Foreign Affair Dream 2017 Wine Review

The Foreign Affair Dream 2017

The Foreign Affair Dream 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2020-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Foreign Affair

Agent: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A juicy, succulent, medium-plus-bodied Niagara red wine blend of mostly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot grapes. About 15% of the grapes were dried for four months in appassimento style and the fermented wine spent 16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Lush layers of dried fruit, ripe dark cherries, blackberry, cake spice and dried tobacco leaf fill the palate balanced with vibrant acidity for food. Tannins are firm. Cellar for three years or decant and pour with a dark chocolate mousse or chicken mole.

Food pairings: smoky game burgers, beef steak, rack of lamb, smoked cheeses.

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This The Foreign Affair Dream 2017 was reviewed on March 4, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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The Foreign Affair Dream 2017 is a supple and full-bodied Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot red wine blend with 15% of the grapes dried in appassimento style prior to fermentation. The final blend was aged in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 16 months. Love the rich, dark berry and plum aromas along with violet, cinnamon, cedar spice and vanilla. Dry, vibrant on the palate with blueberry, blackcurrant, plum, cocoa, and spicy flavours finishing long on the palate. Tannins are pleasantly grippy. - Community Wine Reviews

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