Consistently setting the bar high much higher than it’s competition, Inniskillin have become synonymous with top quality icewine. Harvested at a higher brix (sugar level) than the minimum set by the VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance in Ontario) means that the wines consistently have a higher level of residual sugar, giving the wine richness and intensity that merit the higher price. This 2018 has an abundance of vibrant lemon, lime and white peach aromas on the nose and palate. Remarkably fresh and well balanced between sweetness and acidity. The finish is luscious and and lingers for minutes. A bucket-list wine to try and often described as ‘nectar’ by many, it is that good!
“The 2018 Riesling Ice Wine comes in with 268 grams or residual sugar, 9.98 of total acidity and 9.4% alcohol. Scrumptious and a little syrupy, admittedly, this is not for the shy, but it’s not intended to be. It’s lip-smacking good with the flavors and aromatics of crushed peaches. Many will find it irresistible now. Personally, I prefer these with considerable age on them, when the gentle oxidation over time imparts complexity and nuance and the sugar impact moderates. It is, to be sure, a very different vision of the wine in 2035. Reasonable minds might differ. It should age well, perhaps notably more than indicated. The price applies to a half bottle.” – 94 Pts, Mark Squire, The Wine Advocate