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Pomegranate wine review

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2008-09-08

Pomegrante wine from the Rimon Winery Pomegrante Wine in Israel

Pomegrante wine from the Rimon Winery Pomegrante Wine in Israel

For centuries, the pomegranate has been recognised as a superfruit, containing A, B, and C vitamins as well as being rich in antioxidants. Truly, it is one of nature's wonders, and for the past five years an Israeli family, the Nachmias, have been bottling pomegranate as a wine.

Now, this wine is about to become available in the UK for the first time - and deserves to become popular if the dessert wine we sampled is anything to go by. After chilling it in the fridge as instructed for several hours before drinking, we uncorked it to be met with a pleasantly fruity smell which called out 'try me'.

And we were not disappointed. The taste of the wine is sweet and rich, and slips down very easily. Although it is a dessert wine, it tastes just as good when served as dinner wine with a steak meal - or you can enjoy it on its own afterwards.

You can feel the quality of this in every mouthful, and really taste and smell the pomegranates that went into making it. It is a rich, full-bodied wine which is smooth on the palate and leaves no aftertaste.

At 15 per cent alcohol, you can probably down a couple of glasses with a meal, though be warned, you may just be tempted by another.

This is an unusual wine to have in your drinks cabinet, and while not one for every day use, it makes a nice occasional treat, though you may find yourself making it more of a regular treat.

Rimon Winery Pomegranate Dessert Wine, £14

For more information:

www.rimonwinery.co.uk

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