This is a small-batch, oak-matured, bottle-conditioned cider, from a long-established cidery.
Amber-coloured, with a strong aroma of ripe apple, oak, and autumn leaves. The initial spiced apple flavour is dominated by the oak-maturation, which delivers strong tannins; the aftertaste carries some funk.
I like ciders with strong oak and tannin, so I found this very drinkable, and one of the better still ciders I have had, as well as the best Perry's I've tasted.
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2017