Producer: Meon Valley Cider http://www.meonvalleycider.co.uk/
Cider Name: Dragonfly
Region: Hampshire, Uk
Taste: Bitter-sharp, crisp apple skins, broad tannin bitter-sweet
Served: 500ml bottle (Lightly chilled)
Colour: Amber (Honey)
Carbonation: Lightly Sparkling
Award Category: Regional Cider
Review / Tasting notes
“Honey coloured, wildflower nose with almond notes, hints of bittersweet and a lingering dry finish.”
An intriguing fusion of East meets West apples in this delightful Hampshire blend.
The upfront bitter-sharps fizz momentarily before crisp apple skins and broad tannins give depth to the taste. There follows a little bitter-sweetness alongside honey and latterly clove. The finish is bitter but not too much so, neither is this so dry that the fruit is overwhelmed. Finely balanced with just a modicum of astringency in the after-taste.
Verdict: This is a fantastic and intriguing blend. One for the table to accompany a blue cheese perhaps. This is a very fine cider indeed and one of only a handful to be issued our silver award.
Rating: Silver Award* (Regional Cider)
Ranking: To be announced (01/07/2021)
*A Silver award is awarded to only 5% of ciders reviewed by us. Therefore this is a highly rated cider in the category of ‘Regional Cider’.