(May 31 2023 update) - Lovely nose on this one! One of the best of the Weston’s entries in terms of aroma. You’ll smell the earth with this one, the farmyard, the manure, the pulp, the apples, it’s so complex and I love it. It’s funky, pungent and delightful. The aroma is fluid and clear - just flows out of the glass. It certainly is organic.
Almost a caramel like taste on first sip. Almost a still cider, very deep with flavour, complex and interesting, like nothing I’ve had before. Taste lingers all around your mouth, earthy and punchy at first, then very light. It’s tart and dry with a bitter sweetness.
Amber-gold in colour. This cider is a real treat. This is a solid, mature cider - to be enjoyed on its own with some nice chilli crisps or strong cheddar. A perfect Friday night cider this one. 6% ABV, definitely medium dry as described with a smooth, almost silk like taste on the palate. A good find. Highly recommended. 4/5 as I feel the flavour just slightly thins too early and if it had just something a tad more,
It’s also slight on the sweet side and you can taste the peel of the apple skin. It’s very rewarding. Very strong caramel taste in the middle to aftertaste with a hint of vanilla.
The taste is sharper than the Henry Weston’s Vintage with more tartness and a hint more bitterness. Overall, a solid 4/5. Not much to complain about here. Almost a 5/5 but not quite.
Reviewed on 13 May 2022