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Rosewood – Legacy Cyser (2017)

Rosewood – Legacy Cyser (2017)

Cider Profile:

Name: Rosewood Estate Winery – Legacy Cyser (2017)
Sampled March 2020

Brand:  Rosewood Estate Winery
Type:
Cyser (Mead)
Location of Brewing:
Beamsville, ON
ABV:
13.5%
Website Link:
rosewoodwine.com
Ingredients:
N/A
Gluten Free:
Yes
Sugar Content: 48 g/L

Size(s) available: 500ml (bottle)
Availability:
Rosewood Estate Retail Store + Online Store
Flavour:
Apple and Honey
Colour:  
Sunshine Yellow
Carbonation:
Few visible still bubbles on the side of the glass



Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild aroma. Honey and apple notes. Sweet overall.
Initial Taste: Minimal bite from astringency. Strong pungent honey and sweet apples notes.
After Taste: Extra smooth, flavour lasts a pretty long time. More crisp, fresh apple flavours becomes present.  Some filmy notes to finish.
On ice: Less astringency and more smooth/less sharp.

Additional Notes:  The Legacy Cyser by Rosewood is very unique.  It has a strong kick from the honey and wine elements/astringency initially, but becomes extra smooth quickly into the aftertaste. It’s sweet but not sugary, with some creamy and crisp apple elements. It lingers a long-time and is a very unique offering compared to other wine/cider hybrids. This apple mead cyser is well worth a bottle as we cannot recall seeing anything like this elsewhere in Ontario.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 4
Sour – 1
Crisp – 3.5
Dry – 2.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest – Dry Cider
More Sour – Clafeld – Oh Beehave Cider
More Dry – 
More Crisp – 401 Cider – Oh Honey Cider

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