Warwin Jabłoneczka Półwytrawny 

Warwin is a Polish company with a tradition of more than 70 years in the production of wine-based products, fruit concentrates and natural aromas. They are based in Warka, Mazovia in central Poland, which is an idyllic location for fruit farming and has indeed a strong fruit-growing heritage. Besides Jabłoneczka they also own two other cider brands, Dobry Cydr and Warka Cider. I have purchased recently a bottle of  Jabłoneczka, which literally means in Polish ‘a young apple tree’.Company: Warwin S.A.
Place of Origin: Warka, Masovia, Poland
Apples: unknown
Sweetness as per label: semi-dry
ABV: 4.5 %
Package type: 330ml clear glass bottle with ‘twist off’ crown cap
Recommended type of glass: pint glass, white wine glass or flute

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow with a short-lived white head. Body is light. Carbonation is medium and likely artificial.

Aroma/Nose: the nose is refreshing and lightly acidic with notes of apple juice, overripe, almost spoiled apples and something artificial. The aroma is rather unpleasant.

Taste: my first sip tastes watery and overly sweet with low acidity. On the mid-palate notes of apple juice, dessert apples and a touch of an apple ‘White Transparent’ appears. The finish is dry and lightly astringent leaving an unpleasant chemical aftertaste.

Overall: Briefly, Jabłoneczka tastes just terrible. It tastes like an ordinary cheap and overly sweet wine. From a company with 70 years of experience, you’d simply expect more. If the semi-dry tastes overly sweet I don’t want to even think how the semi-sweet may taste like. I found their Jabłoneczka undrinkable and would not recommend this alco-pop to anyone. 1.5/6 

Availability: locally in Poland from Drink Hala in Wrocław and Duży Ben in Poznań.

Price: purchased from Drink Hala in Wrocław at 3.30 PLN (0.80 EUR).