The Crest Cyder Dabinett is a single-variety cider made with apples grown in a 4-acre orchard located in North Curry, Somerset. Michael takes care himself of the maintenance and pruning of all apple trees grown in his orchard. Previously, I tried their Traditional. Company: Crest Cyder Company Ltd
Place of Origin: Eaton Crescent, Somerset, UK
Sweetness as per label: dry
Package type: 500ml clear glass with crown cork
Recommended type of glass: wine glass
Appearance: pours very cloudy amber with an orange hue and no head. No carbonation. Body is medium.
Aroma/Nose: the aroma is moderately strong and tannic with notes of caramel, oak, orange and low sulphur.
Taste: it starts with low sweetness of caramel and low acidity of orange. On the mid-palate a bit watery taste, smokiness, moderate to high astringency, vanilla, bittersweet and red apples and a bit nutty flavour to it. The finish is moderately long, lightly flowery and herbal with low bitterness and a faint but still spicy taste of alcohol.
Availability: online through Scrattings. in the UK and in many European countries.
Price: a sample was provided by Michael and Carol from Crest Cyder.