April 2021 - Cider

April 2021 - Cider
This month's Wine feature is Cider Wines

Cider Reviews

Kystin  Secret Ice Cider
97 points
$49
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried apples and honeycomb with a supple, tangy, moderately sweet fat body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with notes of honeyed kumquats, apple and apricot skins, tangerine, and lemon spritz. A deliciously mouthwatering, not-too-sweet Ice Cider with fantastic purity, depth, and acidity.
Kystin  Opalyne Brut French Cider
95 points
$7
Best Buy
Minutely hazy old gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey roasted apples and nuts, dried pear, and strawberry jam with a supple, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with suggestions of apple and pineapple shrub, baking spices, and fallen trees in the forest. A delightfully deep and flavorful French Cider for all occasions.
95 points $7 Best Buy
Milea Estate  The Jumper Hard Cider
92 points
$4
Best Buy
Light emerald straw color. Yeasty aromas and flavors of apple yogurt, sourdough toast, pear skin, pie crust, and honeycomb wax candle with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of lemon and tangerine, green apple slaw, and starfruit. A nice, dryish earthy Cider packed with refreshment.
92 points $4 Best Buy
No Boats on Sunday  BC Cider
90 points
$10
Best Buy
White gold color. Pungent, herbal aromas and flavors of cannabis, pickled ramps, dill, melon, banana, and butane with a supple, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, charming, medium-long finish that shows notes of apple-herb relish, clementine, and fruit salad. A rock-solid Hopped Cider with a nice balance of fruit and herbal flavors on the palate that will appeal to a IPA drinker.
90 points $10 Best Buy
No Boats on Sunday  Hopped Cider
89 points
$3
Best Buy
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of gooseberry jam on brie, whole banana and mango, cinnamon apple relish, and green leafy herbs with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, fast finish conveying notes of underripe orange and oregano peppered melon rind. A nice quaffable Hopped Cider with restraint.
89 points $3 Best Buy
No Boats on Sunday  NS Cider
87 points
$3
Best Buy
Straw green color. Savory aromas and flavors of apple vinaigrette, gooseberry and herb jam, and hint of acetone with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, scant finish that shows notes of apples in a wet wicker basket, nut skin, and apple cider vinegar. A savory and rustic Cider for pairing with game.
87 points $3 Best Buy
Milea Estate  Staatsburg Hard Cider
87 points
$10
Best Buy
Silvery straw color. Aromas of cinnamon raisin toast, apple butter, floral honey, and peaches with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length lemon-zested green apple, kumquat, and kiwi finish. A mouthwatering Cider with fine flavor and balance.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Kystin  Cuvée XVII Apple-Chestnut Cider
87 points
$24
Gold color. Rustic aromas and flavors of grassy mud, oiled leather, mushroomy forest floor, and smoked celery with a supple, racy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a compelling, medium-long finish with accents of apple sauce in a teak bowl, apple core and seed, carob-caramel-nut cookie, and cedar mulch. An assemblage of earthy, fruity, and woody tones make this a good choice for adventurous sessions and pairings.
Rekorderlig  Pear Hard Cider
85 points
$9
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of pears in syrup, fruit salad in wax paper, and lilac candy with a supple, crisp, effervescent, cloying light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish displaying overtones of diet apple soda, aspartame syrup, melon taffy, and rice candy. A sugary, sweet Cider for the beach.
Milea Estate  Wild Goose Bourbon Barrel Aged Hard Cider
83 points
$10
Silvery straw color. Interesting aromas and flavors of match lit coconut candle, apple keffir, yogurt macadamia nuts, and steamed rice with a supple, racy, spritzy, dryish medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of starfruit, lime peppered jicama, bamboo shoots, and mulch. A nice dry, wood-accented Cider that will be great with shellfish.
Shortcut: https://www.tastings.com/Calendar-Wine/Review-2021-05-07-Cider.aspx