bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle (2013) from the Gloucester Road Waitrose. Pours hazy light gold. Aroma seems apple with a slght tart/sour aspect. Near med body. There seems to be some tart skin, but it’s reasonably sugary. Yet still dry some how. Good drink. berkshirejohn (6451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
50cl bottle from Waitrose, Bracknell. 2013 Vintage A pale hazy pour, perfectly still; slightly woody aroma; dry with a tart apple taste and an almost buttery body; with some sweetness and vanilla towards the finish. Satisfying, and exactly as described on the label - cloudy, still and dry. Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
500ml. Vintage 2013 . In a tulip . I am a ’dry Scrumpy’ enthusiast when it comes to cider . i like cider bought @ rural farmhouses from redneck farmers who wanna shoot u for no reason as you buy a carton . That is my cider and what I dig. ! This stuff is differing and not @ all rustic ,so I dunno .. its aged and vintage at least . Gold and headless . Nose of tart/sweet cooking apples, honey, oak , wood , kinda perfumed . flavours are pretty good , a medium sweet to dry ratio on texture ..apple juice , wood , chewy spice , toffee ,honey. the palate is gripped in nice sweet acidity . i liked this more sip after sip. The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
June 2014 - 500ml bottle, 2013 vintage. Pale yellow, cloudy, still, no head. Smells like a strong cider - lots of apple and some strawberry. Body is medium, totally smooth, no carbonation. Taste is light custard and apple juice, not overly sweet. Dangerously drinkable. (3.4)
July 2016 - Bottle shared at home with Teresa. Rich aroma of honeyed strawberries. Taste is thin by comparison but this is a solid cider. (3.5)
Bottle at Craig’s, as Duchy originals dry reserve cider. Pours amber, nose is sweet apple, taste is tart apple, dry toffee.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Appearance: Clear golden amber with white head on the pour.
Aroma: Tangy apple, white wine notes, musky, leaves and woody with a light buttery and toffee note. Subtle mineral, earthiness.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium acidity and low tannin.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, apple, light toffee finish.
Comments: Lovely.Mjp12 (1805) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Appearance: Hazy golden amber with small patchy bubble head.
Aroma: Apple, vanilla, woody, toffee, buttery, note of barnyard and leather.
Taste: Medium acidity, low sweetness and medium tannin.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, still, abrupt tart tangy apple, toffee like, vanilla finish after an initial sweetness.
Very pale yellow, no carbonation, very smooth flavour. Not as full of flavour as a 7abv cider should be. olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
bottle. smooth at first then lots of tangy apple. dry (i prefer sweet) but i did like this. tingles the tongue. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home on my chase of Theis. Hazy pale gold with no head. It’s a still cider. You know what? Westons can produce some decent cider when they want to. Almost a creamy apple aroma. Still in the mouth. Interesting apple fruit flavours in the mouth. Smooth yes, quite poised and sophisticated. If this was a female line of clothing it would be a crisp white Chanel blouse. Quite impressive. No alcohol present. Very slight tannin which does build. Yes becomes quite parching. I liked it very much. The apples almost explode in the mouth. Starchy, dry, almost austere, but classier than that. Wow. leaparsons (10504) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow and still. Aromas are tart and lightly musty with earthy apple skin and hints of vinegar. Yeasty with apple skin and creamy oak barrel. Flavours are bittersweet, earthy apple with pithy skin. Peppery alcohol with a dry finish. Acidic with hints of vomit. Not bad.