Crest Cyder Dabinett

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 TraditionalCompany: Crest Cyder Company Ltd
Place of Origin: Eaton Crescent, Somerset, UK
Apples: Dabinett
Sweetness as per label: dry
ABV: 
6%
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.

Overall: Like most cider makers, Michael has his own cidermaking style that you can easily recognise. Also, his Dabinett has lovely notes of orange blossom combined with medicinal notes along with flavours of caramel and vanilla. In addition, Dabinett leaves a pleasant tingling on the tongue caused by alcohol. The Crest Cyder Dabinett is rich though still a bit too watery. The finish is quite long but could be a bit longer. Anyway, it is an easy drinking offering that will pair great with food. But if you drink it it’s own you might get a feeling that something is missing. 3.5/5

Availability: online through Scrattings. in the UK and in many European countries.

Price: a sample was provided by Michael and Carol from Crest Cyder. 

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