Fort Berens Estate Winery 2009 Late Harvest Riesling - 88pts

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2009 Late Harvest Riesling (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here and select VQA stores
Cost: $20 (500ml)
Alcohol: 12.7%
Production: 112 cases
Date Tasted: January 1st, 2011

Tasting Notes: A subtle nose of tropical fruits continues through to the nuanced and moderately intense, semi-sweet palate where flavours of lemon drops, apricots and minerals are also present. Packaged and presented as a desert wine, however, this lovely sipping wine reminds one more of a Spätlese from the Rheingau of Germany and should be treated as such when pairing with food. It won't stand-up to really sweet deserts but will make for a great pairing for roasted ham and medium cheeses.

Well balanced with moderate sweetness offset by pineapple acidity. A long finish citrus notes and tang. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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