ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear champagne gold, with strongly persistent fizz. Honeyed floral notes in the aroma are balanced by apple and a touch of citrus. Mildly tart apple up front leads into sweet honey and floral notes, reminiscent of botrytis semillon, in the mid-palate. Citrus acidity gives it a bit of a kick to finish. I know this is a commercial cider, and I suspect the varieties used are all table apples, but this is actually pretty good. It is sweet, but the sweetness has more depth and complexity than the usual sugary commercial ciders. It is also balanced, with enough acidity to stop the sweetness from being too dominating.
barakihunter (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly sweet, almost neutral aroma. Pours a clear champagne colour with a touch of head that disappears as fast as it forms, has clearly been filtered to death. The taste is a quite apple-sweet one, with a touch of dryness and fruitiness following on the palate. Overall, an easily drinkable cider, well-suited to a hot Aussie day.