Domaine Pinnacle – Ice Cider (2013)

Cider Profile:

Name: Domaine Pinnacle – Ice Cider (2013)
Sampled June 2021

Brand: Domaine Pinnacle
Type: Ice Cider
Location of Brewing: Frelishsburg, Quebec
ABV: 12%
Website Link: cidredomainepinnacle.com
Ingredients: N/A
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 375ml (bottle)
Availability: SAQ. Occasionally at the LCBO. 
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  Translucent Amaretto
Carbonation: Still

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong aroma. Astringent caramelized apple with some woody notes.
Initial Taste: No bite. Smooth, creamy caramelized apples contrast with heavy astringency notes. Dry elements but still very sweet. Vanilla notes and slightly woody.
After Taste: Long lingering, finishing clean and very sweet. Creamy apple. Finishes slightly woody. Elements linger a while.
On ice: Dramatically reduced flavours overall. But smoother if too intense for you.

Additional Notes:  Known as the gold standard in Quebec for Ice Cider, the Domaine Pinnacle offers a clean, sweet, slightly woody and caramelized thick ice cider.  A lot of flavour but not much profile change as you drink it.  It’s creamy with strong pulpy elements. Don’t put it on ice – chill and let it warm to get the full effect and not lose the essence.    

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 1.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 1.5
Fruity – 4.5


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