Henry Westons Medium Dry Oak Aged Cider – Westons (Herefordshire, UK)

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  • My Rating: B

Henry Westons Medium Dry Oak Aged Cider – Westons, 6.5% ABV – 500ml., (Herefordshire, UK)

  • Style: Apple Cider
  • Taste: Oaked tart fruity apple cider
  • Where I got it : Liberty Wines, Park Royal
  • How much: $10 (overpriced) – 500ml., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: possibly
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: yes

Visual: Last of the mixed 4pack of ciders (extra dry, medium sweet, vintage) Pours apple juice yellow with no head and a few steady streams that are barely noticeable.

Nose: oaked tangy apple juice (3/10-pungency)

Attack: bright fruity apple, tingly fizzy

Mid-palate: apple (5/10)-sweetness mixed with medium tartness, big tanginess (MAIN) oaked red/green apple, yeasty, white grape

Finish: cloying acidic sourness, oaked apple tart fruity finish.

Summary: More tangy/sour than their Medium Sweet and a more generous sugar content than their Extra Dry. Good taste and texture even though not visually appealing.