Sunday, November 2, 2008

An Icewine Alternative

It was a beautiful November 1 day and we decided to take a short country drive out to Archibald Estate Winery in Bowmanville.
We went out specifically to pickup some Spiced Winter Apple Reserve (23 sweetness 18.95) for Christmas day dessert. This wine was served to the Sultan of Brunei.
We have had this wine at Christmas time for a few years now and every year it is consistently good. It has the same intense sweetness and viscosity as a grape ice wine with a dominating taste of apple, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon and caramel. It has a big bite and long finish from the balancing acidity in it.
The price makes it a very strong alternative to grape ice wine (30 to 90 dollars plus)

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