The Cider Crate

Month: March 2019

By in Other Apple Drinks 0

Archibald’s – Spiced Winter Apple Wine

Cider Profile:

Name:   Archibald’s – Spiced Winter Apple Wine
Sampled February 2019

Brand:  Archibald’s Estate Winery
Type:
Apple Wine
Location of Brewing:
Bownmanville, ON
ABV:
11.6%
Website Link:
archibaldswinery.com
Ingredients:
NA
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: Unknown

Size(s) available: 375ml glass bottle
Availability:
Archibald’s Estate Winery On-Site Shop
Flavour: Apple
Colour:  
Rusty brown-ale colour
Carbonation:
Still



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium-strong sour and astringent apples, syrupy and sweet with some spices.
Initial Taste: Smooth with no bite, a slight acidic apple followed quickly by baking spices.
After Taste: Becomes sweeter and more pie like.  Lingers a long time as if you just had a baked caramel apple pie.
On ice: N/A

Additional Notes:  Archibald’s – Spiced Winter Apple Wine is like an extra smooth ice cider, along with a blended apple pie.  It’s sweet but not too sugary, thick and has some spices that linger a long time.  A very unique take on an alcoholic apple product, worth a trip to pick one up.  An easy replacement for desert.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4.5
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2
Fruity – 4.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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Pomme D’Or 

Other Apple Drink:

Name: Pomme D’Or
Sampled March 2019

Brand:  Grand Pre Wines
Type:
Liquor
Location of Brewing:
Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
ABV:
17%
Website Link:
grandprewines.com
Ingredients:
Cream, sugar, alcohol, Pomme D’Or, water, milk protein, natural flavour, colour, sodium citrate, sodium hydroxide.
Gluten Free:
Unknown
Sugar Content: Unknown

Size(s) available: 500ml bottle
Availability:
Nova Scotia
Flavour:
Cream Apple
Colour:
Creamy-Gray
Carbonation:
None



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong cream with hints of alcoholic apple.
Initial Taste: Hit of astringency, followed quickly by a creamy desert apple.
After Taste: becomes more cream liquor like in the finish, finished with a slight tart green apple. Long lingering.
On ice: Upfront hit of astringency removed, becomes extra smooth and creamy. More apple forward.

Additional Notes:  Noticeably green apple, the Pomme D’or Apple Cream Liquor is very unique offering.  It truly is an apple meets cream, though a little lighter (less dense) than other cream liquors.  It’s both pushing the boundaries on apple and cream liquors, and it works. Its more spirt-based then cream when comparing it to a baileys or tequila rose.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 2.5
Crisp – 1
Dry – 2
Fruity – 2.5

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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