Fort Berens Estate Winery 2013 Late Harvest Riesling - 88pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $20 (375ml)
Production: 450 cases
Date Tasted: December 18th, 2014
Tasting Notes: Also sourced from the winery's home vineyard in Lillooet, this late harvest Riesling makes for an intriguing (and cost effective) aperitif bridge between an off-dry white and a fully sweetened dessert wine.
Many late harvest wines are as sweet as their more expensive ice wine cousins, but the Fort Berens version, though bursting with intense, candied lychee and ripe peach flavours, does not overwhelm the palate with unctuous, syrupy fruit. Offers a pleasant 'grapey'-ness, like a fine, off-dry Muscat. Drink now-2016.
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