Producer: Malvern Cider Co https://www.astonmanor.co.uk/products/malvern-cider-co/
Cider Name: Malvern Gold Medium Dry Herefordshire Cider
Region: Herefordshire, Uk
Taste: Medium Dry
Served: 500ml Bottle Chilled
Smell: Apple, Hint of Straw
Carbonation: Still Cider
Review / Tasting notes
“Grown in the shadow of the Hereford and Worcestershire Hills, blended bittersweet apples including Three Countries, Yarlington Mill, and Dabinett. Taste is achieved without artificial colourings, flavourings or sweeteners”
This advertises itself as a medium dry cider though the first element to the fore is a nice, though brief, sweet taste before a quite mild dry finish forms in the mouth. The dry side has a hint of smoke and oak which is quite morish whilst it lasts.
The Malvern Hills are famous for their water and Malvern also has a luxury spa. Whilst this cider may not reach the famous heights of the water, it deserves some spotlight in the cider world and you would not be overly disappointed if you were served this at the luxury spa. Very smooth, with a hit of sweetness before a pleasantly dry finish. The main fault is that the dry finish disperses all too soon.
Rating: This is a good cider in the category mainstream cider
Ranking: To be announced (01/07/2021)