2013 Icewine - Chardonnay

VQA Niagara Peninsula
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2013 - 2025
Winemaking Notes

This is the second vintage of Chardonnay icewine produced by Tawse, the first being in 2008. Ageing this dessert wine for 12 months in 100% new large oak barrels has resulted in aromas of vanilla, apricot, honey and a touch of oak. On the palate is caramel and a touch of smoke, followed by a surprising tart finish.

Growing Conditions

Sourced from sustainably farmed Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.

All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.

Professional Reviews

NATALIE MACLEAN - nataliemaclean.com

Gloriously apple pie beautiful: freshly baked, waiting for you to dig in. Notes of cinnamon spice and peach preserve. So lovely,

VIC HARRADINE - www.winecurrent.com

Urban legend has it Icewine is often re-gifted because of its rock-star status. It would reflect questionable judgment to not open and enjoy this one; it’s stunning. Aromas of honeyed mango and apple pie spice mingle with baking spice before coating the palate with unfettered nectar of the gods—candied blood orange, grilled pineapple and piquant baking spice. Yin meets yang on the finish with ripe mango and lemon acidity providing a sweet and tang, fairly balanced aftertaste. Pour with pan-seared foie gras, fruit flan or blue-veined cheese.

TONY ASPLER - Quench Magazine

Spicy, honey & peach bouquet. Rich w/sweet honey&nectarine. Lively acidity.