The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, SOM, UK

picture of The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Cork's Somerset Vintage Cider submitted by danlo
picture of The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill Chaplin & Cork's Somerset Vintage Cider submitted by danlo

Chaplin & Cork's Somerset Vintage Cider

ABV: 8.2%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Dry, and smooth tasting.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (671) said:
There’s a lovely funky lemon aroma and plenty under the hood in terms of aroma. Hints of caramel as well. This review is the 2021 vintage. The taste is immediately quite sharp then a mellowness and smoothness kicks in to this very rewarding cider. It’s dry, yes, but medium-dry I’d say with a woody palate and hints of tannins. There is a sweetness which is refreshing, like wet apple skins and in terms of body it’s medium to full as it does linger. There’s a slight bitterness to the aftertaste which adds to the complexity of this cider. The colour is a golden bronze with some very light fizz. It definitely gets your tastebuds flowing and will kick them into order if they’ve been dormant that day! It’s 8.2%ABV so you couldn’t session on it but you can certainly enjoy more than one if you were feeling brave. This cider is solid, intriguing and very pleasant to drink - but it’s not outstanding, therefore I’ve gone 4/5.
Reviewed on 29 Oct 2023
reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1837) said:
Golden in colour and what I would call a traditional cider, dry smooth tasting and at 8.2% it's certainly has a nice warming alcohol taste.
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2023
reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1638) said:
Almost the perfect cider. Just apples 🍎, but no nasty aftertaste or acidic aroma. 2018 vintage, very smooth and not too fizzy. Just right infact. You can certainly tell its 8.2%, but that apart an incredibly authentic real cider.
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2021

reviewer AtomicDucks
AtomicDucks (105) said:
500ml clear glass; pours a bright crystal clear gold, ever so soft effervescence; on the nose clean with notes of ripe apple skins in the sunshine, with hints of wet orchard floor, soft lemon notes; on the palate beautifully balanced tannins, citrus acidity and satisfying sweetness; medium bodied, medium finish with a lingering bittersweet aftertaste
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2023
reviewer Holton
Holton (163) said:
fruity to start and fades to a slightly dry finish but if you enjoy a medium cider this is definitely not too dry. smooth and easy to drink
Reviewed on 26 Sep 2021
reviewer Ian_Hunts
Ian_Hunts (427) said:
Verges on a rough cider, but at 8.2% after 2 glasses you won’t care. Pretty palatable, dry and fragrant.
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2021
reviewer cidrtikmick
cidrtikmick (2031) said:
Dark golden, rather a musty taste, but 8.2% provides some compensation.
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2020
reviewer Riamonckton
Riamonckton (71) said:
Not too sweet, but sweet enough for me. And note too fizzy which is my main big bear with a lot of ciders. Really nice taste. Enjoyed it a lot sat in the sun.
Reviewed on 01 Jun 2021
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reviewer berty30
berty30 (1444) said:
2017 vintage cider dry,cider
Reviewed on 26 May 2019
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reviewer danlo
danlo (1224) said:
2016 Vintage. Pours an orange gold colour with a short-lived fizzy white foam head. Aroma of leather & fruity apple. Taste is tangy apple, bittersweet with vanilla, toffee, some apple skin & light tannin. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, fine carbonation, medium-dry finish. Nicely drinkable. 500ml bottle from Morrisons Supermarket Darlington UK
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2017
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reviewer pubgypsy
pubgypsy (1127) said:
2016 Vintage.
Reviewed on 26 Oct 2018
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13103) said:
Nice golden colour, with a light aroma of fruit and wood. Flavour is of bittersweet apple, with a slight floral tone, and some wood and tannins in the aftertaste. Enjoyable drink, benefitting from light, but complex, tones, combining for an intriguing cider.
Reviewed on 18 Nov 2017

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