2009 Riviere du Chene Monde Ice Wine

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Aussie Wine Guy is blessed with generous friends who, from time to time, gift bottles of liquid gold – ice wine – mainly from Canada.

This bottle, from Canadian vineyard Rivière du Chêne is aptly called “Monde”, which translates to “world” in English.  This is a world-class dessert wine, and embodies all the characteristics dessert wine lovers cherish – layers of juicy fruit and a refined sweetness which doesn’t wash out the caeful fruit combinations.

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‘This brilliant sticky wine lives up to the vaunted expectations when it comes to one of Canada’s best exports.  Using Orrefors dessert glasses (pictured above), the wine produced a good viscosity on initial swirls in the glass, whilst producing a beautiful golden hue.

The first sitting, it was paired with home made salted caramel parfait which provided a salty bedrock against the perfectly crafted fruit combination of the ice wine.  Afterwards, we vulgarly finished off the bottle without any accompaniment because it was that damned good!  Highly recommended.

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