with the berries. As discussed, the wine itself isn't what's interesting about this fruit wine - the berries, after absorbing all the liquor, are the real excitement. At this point, we had been keeping this for too long. Perhaps a product of using less than stellar fruit to begin with, the wine was listless and bitter in flavour, although it's quite creamy in texture. Clearly lacks the colour, and the flavour explosion of the first bottle, drunk way back.