Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 2014
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Niagara Estate, Ontario
- Reviewed by: Silvana Lau
- Published on: February 10, 2017
- Last modified: February 10, 2017
If anyone knows how to do Icewine, it’s Inniskillin. Its 1989 Vidal Icewine put Canadian Icewine on the global wine map by taking home the prestigious Grand Prix D’Honneur award in Bordeaux. The world took note and so should you; this Icewine deserves your attention. Made with Riesling grapes, this delicious Niagara nectar is intensely perfumed with vibrant notes of sweet petrol, stewed peaches, baking spices, warm apple pie, white flowers and lemon zest. One sip of this elixir, and an elegant mélange of wild honey, dried apricot and blood orange flavours will envelop your taste buds. A lively acidity and a succulent finish will make you want to take another sip. Don’t be afraid to experiment with unconventional pairings. Icewine isn’t reserved just for desserts anymore. A refreshing tartness partners well with not only the obvious, fruit-based desserts (think baked apple pie, warm peach crumble or creamy, lemony cheesecake), but also the not-so-obvious savoury items such as aged cheddar, duck pâté or foie gras on a crostini and even seared scallops with an apple celery slaw. A must-have on the dinner table for any elegant occasion.