Chateau Chantal’s Cerise Noir was the best dessert wine we tasted in Michigan. This is a delicious drink of partially fermented Pinot Noir grapes infused with cherry brandy. It is garnet in color with a medium, syrupy body and strong alcohol on the nose. The impressive viscosity is indicative of the 19% ABV. The taste is simply divine: baking spices, cherry, tar, and chocolate. It is sweet but restrained, showing that it was thoughtfully made. It has a silky mouth feel and long, luxurious finish. It drew raves across-the-board with our tasters. No wonder it won a gold medal at the 2021 Judgement of Michigan. Highly recommended!