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NV Johnson Estate Lake Erie Red Ipocras 750 mL

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NV Johnson Estate Lake Erie Red Ipocras 750 mL

Wine Tasting Notes

  • Winery : Johnson Estate Winery
  • Winemaker : Jeff Murphy
  • Three Word Taste Summary : ginger , cloves , cinnamon
  • Food Pairings : The traditional American holiday feasts of turkey, ham, or pork.
  • Tasting Notes
    In 16th century England, Ipocras, both white and red, was a drink of the highest nobility. At a time when both sugar and spices were rare and precious, Ipocras was reserved for the use of royalty at the most precious ceremonial occasions. Indeed, Ipocras was the libation presented by the Lord mayor of London to Queen Elizabeth I at her coronation. Ipocras (the name derives from Hippocrates) is very sweet and is generously flavored with several of the spices popular in old England. These include ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and they leave a wonderfully warm and lingering aftertaste. Fortunately, we live in a time where the makings of Ipocras are not so dear, and it may now be partaken of by the lesser nobility as well as you and me.
  • Vintage Notes
    An Elizabethan recipe using cinnamon, cloves, and secret spices. Nice as a summer sangria with plenty of oranges. On a winter's evening,it is the perfect pairing for spiced ham, for for dessert: pumpkin pie, spice cookies or cake. May be served slightly warm.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Marvelous Vintage July 16, 2013
By Garnet
I was given a bottle of this wine as a gift and it was definitely one worth savoring. This wine is based off the historic idea of blending wine with spices, which were tremendously expensive back in the day. Accordingly, only the rich could afford this spiced wine and even then only for special occasions.

Ipocras Red is a nice smooth sweet red wine with the added spices giving it a rich taste. It's not sweet like a dessert wine, but its definitely not a dry wine. Like most red wines, this one should be served only ever so slightly chilled...but it must be said that if you do serve this at room temp or warmer that it doesn't taste as good.

I'd buy this again and serve it for a nice dinner party or around the holidays. Or I'd give it as a gift, like it was first given to me. It's a very good wine for the price and definitely more interesting because of the added flavors than a regular bottle of reasonably priced red wine.

May not be for everyone's taste, but I liked the spices.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is VERY tasty! October 15, 2015
By C. Geis
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Excellent dessert wine or spiced wine.
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