Saturday, December 22, 2012

Domaines lafrance Ice Cider 2009 94 Points

I have tried a few and impressive Canadian Ice Wine of late, but this was a revelation as not only it is the first time I tried an Ice Cider, but allowed my ignorance I was not aware of an Ice Cider, made in a similar way to an Ice Wine.

Made from a blend of McIntosh, Cortland, Spartan Empire and Golden Russet apples varieties, harvest at minus freezing temperatures.
Ice Cider can only be made in Quebec

Deep gold, clean, intense cider apple note, ripe, honey.

Sweet with possibly high residual sugar, very high laser like acidity, tamarind like, juicy, fresh, low alcohol of only 10.5% abv, super concentrated, yet have an impressive energy drive, long and lingering aftertaste.