Single varietal, produced as a cross of the English Foxwhelp and the French Medaille d'Or apples in the 1930s by Edward Ball.
Hazy amber, with a lovely aroma of old straw, aged oak, and composting leaves, with a little horse manure edge.
Soft, mellow flavour, with the faintest of fermentation sparkles. The initial dry, dusty apple gives way to soft, but richly, tannic oak, straw, and an earthy, equine funk in the finish.
Rich, complex, packed with character, and an evocative, old-fashioned, autumnal feel, this is the best I've tasted for quite some time. Simply, I loved this!
Reviewed on 21 Jan 2019