Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 22-Selaks Premium Selection Ice Wine 2005 East Coast wine of New Zealand found at Wine Styles in Des Plaines at $14.99

I have been sick all week with a cold and then a bacterial eye infection that has kept me from smelling and therefore kept me from drinking wine for basically the last two weeks. Tyler, my 15 month old is a germ factory, and sometimes my immune system is just not up to snuff.
Ice Wine, I was incorrect in a past blog, is not higher in alcohol content then general wine and this wine is at 11%. The problem is size of the bottle it is a half bottle which means to large glasses, which means this wine lasted about an hour while my better half, who has remained cold free, watched Alien vs Predator II. The movie was nothing to write home about, but the wine is very good. This ice wine was your typical golden color and honey, raisin smell. This wine is not overly thick and syrupy sweet that you find with other ice wines. It is definitely a dessert wine, however it does not pair well with chocolate, may be with a tangy cheese. As usual, on its own we found it to be very good and made short work of the half bottle. With any luck, the Zicam has taken affect and I will be able to share a bottle of wine with my healthier half this week.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I probably had more than the 1/2 of the 1/2 bottle. So it was a total of about 2 minutes of actual drinking, (and that includes the :30 of swishing it around in my mouth). I think I might have liked this icewine better without the chocolate, (not that I'm complaining). It was extremely reasonably priced when you consider most ice wines are much more expensive. It's a thumbs up for me.