There isn’t much under the nose on this one, a faint hint of orange peel, caramel and rust - and for a ‘Farmhouse’ you’d expect to be picking up more.
Tasting this for the first time, I was quite surprised as I expected something that wasn’t so sweet. It has a fairly decent length and fills the palate up with citrus zest, lemons, limes, cherry and blackcurrant. Very refreshing. The cider has a deep bronze colour with light fizz.
At 5%ABV it’s light for a ‘farmhouse’ as they’re often higher in alcohol percentage and fuller-bodied.
The taste is really pleasant and I’ll certainly have another after this one. You could easily drink this on its own or with a snack such as chilli crisps or nuts. Acidity is low and there’s hardly any tannin so it’s not dry in an way, if anything it’s more medium-sweet than medium.
A nice entry from Cornish Orchards. I’ve been hunting this cider down, as I was keen to try it.
I’d hoped for a bit more flavour and maybe something that was a bit fuller - but all in all it’s a very pleasant and easily to drink - which is unusual for a ‘farmhouse’ as they can often be so strong that you’d want one and take the enjoyment from there.
Reviewed on 31 May 2023