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A gift from my Canadian cousin, I opened this bottle after dinner the other night.  I am a huge fan of white dessert wines: Sauternes, Late Harvest, Icewine, all of ’em. Except this one.  I could make out the telltale signs of “sticky” wine, apricot on the nose and the unctuous texture, but it was totally overshadowed by the addition of Brandy.  Not sure what the point is, but it detracted the essence of Icewine for me.  BTW, in case you didn’t know it, this style of wine is made from healthy grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine before being pressed.  The resultant juice is more concentrated and higher in sugars.  It tends to be expensive, and hails mainly from Canada and Germany.

I honestly cannot pass comments on this wine as the style is not to my choosing.

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