2017 Inniskillin Cab Franc Ice WineCabernet Franc from Canada
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"The red berry characteristics of the vinifera grape Cabernet Franc translate as an Icewine into strawberry like aromas and flavours. This Icewine is completely different from ...
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
A sweet and stylish sweet wine with cherry and crabapple character. Full-bodied and medium sweet. A lively and energetic finish.
91 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
The 2017 Cabernet Franc Icewine comes in with 244 grams of residual sugar, 9.15 of total acidity and a pH of 3.27. The price references a half bottle. I don't think this is the best of the group, but it certainly is the most distinctive. The grape gives it some extra weight and a certain earthiness. You can certainly identify this by its Cab Franc character, which manages to shine through—you can taste herbs cutting the sugar, which certainly makes this a lot different than the white dessert wines offered this issue. As eccentric as it originally seemed, some air partly changed that. The next day, it pulled in some of the herbs and seemed a bit more mainstream. Still, it was always a little different, a long way from the more classic white stickies submitted this issue. It also seemed a little less focused and a bit syrupy at that point.
"The red berry characteristics of the vinifera grape Cabernet Franc translate as an Icewine into strawberry like aromas and flavours. This Icewine is completely different from the white Icewines. The colour comes from pressing only as there is no skin contact during fermentation. The earlier it is harvested, the darker the colour and the deeper the flavours." - Winery
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
|Taste||tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|