Cantillon Vin Santo

Vin Santo


Cantillon in Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Fruit Regular
ABV: 6.0% IBU: - Ticks: 13
A blend from two lambc-barrique 3YO added with Vin Santo Vinacce from Capezzana Contini Bonaccossi

Sign up to add a tick or review



Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9.5

0,75l from bottle at the brewery. yellow hazy color, small white head. smells of sweet grape notes, peaches, forest strawberries, very parfumy. Full body, soft carbonation. Tastes of grapes, almost sweet, forest strawberries, peaches, stone fruits, subtle funk, tannins, honey. Finishes almost sweet with notes of grapes, honey and berry notes. Damn, this is lovely, super balanced, almost the sweet side, super easy to drink

9,4,9, 5,19

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 02 Sep 2021 at 18:33


Tastes like Arizona iced tea with grapes

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 02 Sep 2021 at 15:46

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Another ‘new classic’ by Cantillon: grape lambic of which the used grapes have been partially dried in advance… Bottle shared by Johan at Cantillon, thanks! Moussy, egg-white, opening and eventually all but dissolving head, initially near-clear pure ‘old gold’ robe, hazy and warmer apricot-tinged with sediment. Aroma of medium dry sherry and very strongly so, grape skin, minerals, golden raisins, dusty attic, vague smokiness (smoking apple tobacco), tea with dried fruits. Tart onset, some astringency from grape skins and seeds, aided by lambic-y lemon sourness and sour grapes as such, but nothing too harsh or puckering; lively carb, vinous mouthfeel, like a sparkling wine with very fine bubbles. Bready core, lots of grape skin tannins with almost wry effect, but compensated by juiciness and this lovely, in this case almost herbal sherry effect; ends dry, with that smoky touch lingering about retronasally, a lot of tannic woodiness and some remnants of the initial grape sweetness lingering as well. Half-dried grapes apparently create a sherry-like aroma and taste, unexpectedly; I missed earlier vintages of this one, but I am glad I got to meet it now, this is unique and something of an acquired taste even to those familiar enough with the older Cantillon grape lambics. Unforgettable.

Tried from Can on 26 Aug 2021 at 15:07

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Pours relatively clear blonde. Small head fades instantly. Smell is sharp, booze-burst, yet fading fast (the boozy side, at least). Mild raisins, honey, cantillon funk (mild) . Still relatively boozy for a lambic. Taste is full, intense tartness, very dry. Clear raisins, recognizable from the few Vin Santo's i've had. Mild honey (not sweet) . very recognizable in both Vin Santo, and Cantillon lambic. Impressive balance. Medium thin body, medium high to high carbo. Lovely!

Tried on 25 Oct 2020 at 15:01


Vin santo 2020

Tried from Bottle at Brasserie Cantillon on 14 Sep 2020 at 22:36

Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9.5

750 ml. bottle @ Pasta Madre sampled. Thanks! Thick spicy oily vinous wine, faintly cheesy grape, thick, mineral, pepper, sweeter oily oak, sparkly carbonation, very interesting & good.

Tried from Bottle on 10 Sep 2020 at 07:52

gave a cheers!

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

Bottle at PastaMadre. Clear golden with small white head. Spicy grapes, cheesy, dank yeast, wheat, oak, white pepper, mineral.
Medium sweet and sour, soft bitter. Medium bodied with sparkly carbonation. Interesting spicy white grapes, fruity but spicy. Noice.

Tried from Bottle on 04 Sep 2020 at 19:22

gave a cheers!

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8.5 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Near clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of big vinous notes, tart grapes, ripe grapes, light woody notes and funk. Flavour is moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Bottle at PastaMadre on 04 Sep 2020 at 19:20

gave a cheers!


Swieze, chlalne, ze zlozonoscia bez szalenstw ale paleta fajna, oczywiscie winogrona, cos a la bialy pieprz? Dosc pelne w odbiorze jak na lambika, ale jeszcze mlodziutkie (z konca kwietnia rozlew). Mozna duzo wypic mysle

Tried from Bottle at PastaMadre on 15 Aug 2020 at 19:24


Great! Original Cantillon!

Tried from Bottle on 31 Oct 2019 at 23:10