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Bordelet Sydre (Sidre) Argelette

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Brewed by Cidriculteur Eric Bordelet
Style: Cider
Charchigne, France

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Le nom "Argelette" a toujours été utilisé par les anciens, définissant la nature du terrain composé de petites et de vieilles pierres où les pommiers poussent avec difficulté, donnant de petites pommes au goût sauvage, beaucoup plus concentré. Cette cuvée Prestige est issue d’un triage rigoureux de 19 variétés de pommes soigneusement sélectionnées (40% amères, 40% douces et 20% acidulées). Ce cidre issu d’une technique de macération prolongée ancestrale, détient une trentaine de g/L de sucre résiduel. On obtient ainsi un cidre de grande qualité, plus vineux et gras, plus long en bouche et surtout très parfumé pouvant ainsi s’associer à de grands plats culinaires (crustacés, plats épicés, fromage de Normandie...) Bouteille ventrue bouchée, muselée champenoise, trempée dans une cire fine.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4180) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Big bottle thx to _angst_cons 2014-08-23 Göteborg AR: dry, young tart apples AP: clear bronz, no head F: fizzy, dry, sweet red apple flavour, ricepaper

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle 750 ml thanks to _angst_! Sampled on August 23, 2014. Marked 6% ABV, also 2012.
Clear golden color, white head. Apple, sweet, jam scent. Apple, tart, peel taste. Apple, mineral, dust, chalk aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is dry and tart.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle bought through Riktig Cider. Pours golden with a fizzy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with varied smashed apples, starfruit, dried pineapple, moist hay, soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is tiny sweet, tiny sour and fruity with smashed apples, hay, dry soil, paper, unripe starfruit and hints of wood. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, astringent and light bodied. Finish is fruity with apple must, hay, dry soil, unripe starfruit, paper and lemon zest. Bit too astringent and papery in the flavour.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (871) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Oerhört balanserad på alla parametrar. Syra och sötma i harmoni. Bästa cider jag varit med om. Underbar. Elegant!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6354) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2013
2008 Bottle. Sweet apple nose, lightly spicy. Deep, dark golden, lace. Medium sweet, lots of apples, cinnamon, caramel. Soft carbonation. Quite nice, though not as complex and delicious as their poires. Still, good stuff.     

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3143) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle at NK Bar. Dark yellow colour with no head. Sweet apple aroma with some tart. Flavour is sweet apple. Well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from Pasanella & Sons near the old Fulton Fish Market. What Fulton now lacks in fish, it make up for in pricey, locally grown hippie food. L09/2009 stamped on the cork. Served in a stange glass. Clear, amber gold body. Subtle activity. Smells of browned, bittersweet apples. Peppery greens, minerally sweat, fermenting grain. Has a somewhat unexpected English cider taste to it. Old, bittersweet apples. A little dirty/danky. Hard water. Envelope glue, with a lingering woody vanilla finish. Spritzy carbonation. Mellow, upfront lingering tartness, moderately low amount of acid. Talcy texture. A bit old maybe? Had higher expectations for this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
750 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a hazy orange yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of strong green apples, wet wood and white grapes. Flavour of sweetish, green apples, leather, white grapes, wet wood and green tea. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Maybe better as fresh, but still this is a top-notch cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
75 cl bottle vintage 2005 (4%) @ vPBF
Aroma is rather leathery with some slightly floury and tart apples. Also lots of earthy notes. Flavour is dry with somewhat tart apples. Dry and very leathery palate. Also some very slight moldy notes that get stronger towards the end of the glass. Probably a bit past its prime, but definitely not bad still.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
75 cl bottle @ vPBF. 2005 vintage.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of apples, mild pear and barnyard notes. Flavor of ripe apples, grass, some earth notes and leathery hints. Strong carbonation, a bit sweet and bitter palate.


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