Appearance: slight chill haze. A bubbly ring along the top while a few errant bubbles race to the surface.
Nose: freshly pressed apples – pulpy, slightly chilled, with their juices running down the sides of my mouth. Essence of equally freshly crushed sauvignon blanc grapes. Angel food cake sweetness – light and airy. Mild hint of tartness – granny smith apples, hold the skin. Faint pineapple and kiwi in the middle.
Palate: full and chewy –like suckling on pureed apple flesh- with bubbles tickling the side of my mouth and back of throat. Zips along with brisk sauvignon blanc grapes and fresh apple pulp. Essence of pears. A short finish with a quick nip of tartness.
Final Thoughts: not too shabby. I enjoyed my glass without any ice as to not dilute the natural flavors of Crispin’s Original Cider. I would have enjoyed a bit more of the diversity promised in the nose but overall a refreshing quaffer.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)