Jackson Triggs Vidal Icewine 2019
|Region||Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula|
The 2019 Vidal Reserve Icewine comes in with 9.3% alcohol, 215 grams of residual sugar and 11 grams of total acidity. Of the three non-oaked ice wines this issue (including from Inniskillin), this might be the brightest and freshest, with a bit of tang and spice on the finish. The ones from Inniskillin have more weight and richness, but this seems sunnier and livelier. It leans a little more to grapefruit than apricot, although that's a relative term for this style of wine. I liked this a lot. It's a beauty. This comes in a 187-milliter bottle, to which the price applies.
The 187 ml package-one quarter of a regular bottle-suffices for two sweet toothers given the richness of the wine. A deep gold color, the wine is thick on the palate and loaded with flavors of dried apricot, peach, cooked pear, papaya and crystallized sugar. The acids keep it from becoming too cloying.