Cold Creek – Cuvée Madeline (2019)
Name: Cold Creek – Cuvée Madeline (2019)
Sampled August 2020
|Brand: Cold Creek Cider
Type: Apple – Sparkling
Location of Brewing: Hillier, ON
Website Link: coldcreekvineyards.ca
Gluten Free: Yes
Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml (bottle)
Availability: Limited – Sold Out for 2020
Colour: Rustic Translucent-Yellow
Carbonation: Medium, very frequently streaming bubbles, reduced on ice
Cider Crate Tasting Notes:
Smell: Medium aroma. Sweet and creamy tannic apple that is bright.
Initial Taste: Medium bite from carbonation. Strong creamy and caramelized apples that are extra smooth. On the sweeter side but not sugary.
After Taste: Becomes slightly more tannic and remains very apple forward. Remains on the palate for a long time with little reduction in taste. Mild wood and cellar notes.
On ice: Slightly reduced taste.
Additional Notes: The Cuvée Madeline (2019) is a very apple forward cider that is full bodied and really pops in terms of flavour and mouthfeel. The barrel-aging really helps to make the apple stand out but does not significantly alter the taste of the cider. Soft and easily consumable, it was described to us a Brittany (French) style cider crossed with an Irish-inspired cider. Substitute for champagne, especially for fancy occasions.
Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3.5
Sour – 3
Crisp – 4
Dry – 3
Fruity – 4
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