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2013 Fameuse

5
2013 Fameuse

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You will find aromas of sweet plums and roses with hints of apple, vanilla and a touch of raspberry. I really like this one, and appreciate how difficult it is to produce a plum wine with such a clean and lively aroma. It is a true work of art.

There are Intense flavours of sweet plum, with notes of apple and butterscotch. This dry, sparkling rose´ is a dream come true. It has amazing richness and complexity, complete with a long elegant finish. In a word, wow.

Packaged in a very attractive 750 ml bottle, this sparkling wine has 11.5% alcohol.

Although the winemaker suggests you service this one at 4 degrees celsius, I suggest you allow it to warm in your glass so you can experience all of the aromas and flavours this gem has to offer.

Apple Jack

5

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Applewood Farm Winery's Apple Jack has a dark caramel colour with aromas of smokey baked apples, vanilla and spice.

It has intense baked apple flavours with complex tannins showcasing heavily charred oak, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. This Applejack is sweet, well balanced and has a long, smooth, lingering, finish.

This amazing representation of modern Applejack is a must try. Bottled from a small batch that was aged for four years in French and American oak barrels, this Applejack is sure to please the most discerning palate.

With 21% alcohol, it is packaged in a 750 ml whisky bottle, complete with waxed covered stopper and an old-time label design that would make this Applejack a wonderful gift. But don't wait, contact Applewood Farm Winery right away as this one will not last and is going fast.

2007 Olde Port of Halifax

5
2007 Old Port of Halifax

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2007 Olde Port of Halifax is a limited edition aperitif-style strong cider. It has an amber colour with aromas of apple, vanilla, toasted oak and spice, reminiscent of the smells you might expect from the ribs of a vintage wooden sailing ship.

When you sip this truly amazing cider, the incredibly intense apple and oak flavour permeates through your senses. This cider tastes ever so slightly off-dry, which serves to bring out the apple flavours to mingle with the toasted oak. The long lingering finish is something you might expect from a fine scotch.

It is packaged in a very nice looking 500 ml bottle with a wooden topped stopper and has 18% alcohol. Only 2,600 bottles were made.

This cider was aged in oak casks for over four years which gives it a superb structure for long term aging. I encourage you to buy all you can and enjoy it over time. I am looking forward to comparing this one with the next bottling.

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