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Shiny Cider – Pinot Noir

Shiny Cider – Pinot Noir

Cider Profile:

Name:  Shiny Cider Pinot Noir
Sampled August 2017

Brand: Shiny Apple Cider
Flavoured – Wine Infused
Location of Brewing: Niagara-on-the-Lake
ABV: 6.5%
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Ingredients: Cider, red wine, potassium sorbate, sulphites
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: 50 g/L

Size(s) available: 473mL cans
Seasonally in cans at LCBO, at select bars and at retail store year-long
Pinot noir – berries
Pink-purple, currant-hued
Frequent fine steaming bubbles


Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Mild overall, hints of red wine
Initial Taste: Minimal bite, mostly apple cider flavours. Some sour and bitter notes.
After Taste: Sweet with strong berry flavours of blueberry and strawberry, that are increasingly more prevalent on the pallet. Dry, red wine finish.
On ice: Carbonation is cut. Flavour is slightly reduced.

Additional Notes: Shiny Pinot Noir is a sophisticated cider that balances the cider with the wine very well. This cider is sweet and may be a good aperitif cider and/or a nice dessert cider. Being a slightly lighter version in the cans than on draught, it is perfect for both cider lovers and wine enthusiasts.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 2
Crisp – 2.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 4

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Ernest Rubee
More Sour – Clafeld Raspberry Cider
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