Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Reif Estate Vidal Icewine 2003 (Ontario) - Wine Review



My record keeping was sometimes a bit shoddy back in 2005, but based on evidence that lay before me, it appears I bought this wine from the VINTAGES release, where Icewine was the secondary theme of the wine release. However, the bottle I have is the 2003 vintage, while the vintage featured in the magazine is 2002. C'est la vie...

REIF ESTATE VIDAL ICEWINE 2003 - VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#544791) (S) (200 mL) - $24.95

Bottle photo of 2003 Reif Estate Vidal Icewine
Tasting Note:
Peach, apricot and some raisiny aromas from the cork. Quite aromatic with apricot, plum, raisin and hazelnut aromas from the glass, with more apricot, peach and raisin on the palate. Sweet, but has slight tartness on the medium-bodied finish. Still has good acidity. I wish I had opened this Icewine years earlier as it's definitely passed it's prime. Their recent vintages look much, much better!


2 comments:

  1. I have a Reif Estate 2005 ice wine - harvest dates Dec. 19, 20, etc. 2005. It's been in the back of the cupboard 11 years now. Is it drinkable?

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    1. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for your question.

      Drinkable? Yes. But most likely this is past its prime - I would open it tonight.

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