The Cydr Ignaców 2016/2017 is known colloquially as the “Mały”: little or small in Polish. This is because it comes in a 275 ml bottle, which is smaller than other ciders offered by Cydr Ignaców. A volume of 275ml is served in restaurants as it is a little bit more as the volume of one 200ml glass.
The Cydr Ignaców 2016/2017 is made with multiple old Polish varieties and a couple of cookers. It is a blend of 2016 and 2018 vintage.Company: Cydr Ignaców
Place of Origin: Ignaców, Masovia, Poland
Apples: a blend of multiple old apple varieties with cookers
Package type: 275 ml green glass with twist off cap
Recommended type of glass: flute or white wine glass
Appearance: pours a clear pale golden with a tiny white head. Low to medium carbonation. Body is low to medium.
Aroma/Nose: the aroma is strong and fruity with notes of yellow apples caramel, vanilla, hint of alcohol and vinegar.
Taste: my first impression is dry with a touch of sweetness and medium acidity of lemon. On the mid-palate yellow apples, smokiness, lemon, mirabelle plums, low astringency and distant grass. The finish is dry with a touch of lemon candy, low bitterness and caramel with distant vinegar.
Overall: Another cider of exceptional quality from Cydr Ignaców. The Cydr Ignaców 2016/2017 is an approachable and full-bodied cider that has a good punch of flavour in the palate, structure and good length. The flavours linger on, appear and go. They actually dance in your mouth. The acidity is well harmonised making this cider very food friendly. It would especially go well with seafood, fish or creamy cheese. I loved it and would buy it again. 5/6
Availability: might be available in wine stores, craft beers shops and good restaurants across Poland
Price: Tomasz passed me a bottle when we met up in Warsaw.