CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 (1 litre bottle) Had this with the family for Thanksgiving. I must say that I greatly appreciate the complexity but the champagne body lacked the mesmerizing aroma I had expected. Little in the way of sweetness in either the nose nor the palate. The flavour was too tart… this cider would be far better appreciated with a prize-winning strong European cheese. I would definitely give this a try again but wouldn't rank it as one of the better I've sampled.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2004 The regal champagne of ciders, king of the Fanciful Orchard of Triumph, displays its dry ambivalence and scrumptious sweet/sour apples, all while abstaining from ostentatiousness...Gorgeous metamorphosis of syrupy sweetness into prosperous acidity, all born on powerful shoulders of alcohol...The reign is meritorious, drenched in hedonistic episodes yet balanced with the utmost class...