May 2021 - New Release Cider

May 2021 - New Release Cider
This month's Wine feature is Cider

New Release Cider Reviews

Loic Raison  Cidre Rubis
93 points
$4
Sunburst color. Fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered berries, orange liqueur, cherry compote on vanilla gelato, hints of coconut, and caramel with a satiny, vibrant, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish displaying shades of watercress. A boldly fruity, balanced and fun French Cider.
Ecusson  Cidre Bio Doux
92 points
$3
Golden yellow color. Aromas of sweet corn bread with honey butter, apple jelly, coriander, fresh cut grass, and cedar with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet light body and an effortless, delightful, medium-length sweet ginger and honeycrisp apples finish. A low-alcohol, French cider on the sweet side that’s grown up and food-friendly.
Loic Raison  Cidre de Dégustation
92 points
$4
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of baked apple, hints of pineapple, caramel, and marmalade with a satiny, racy, petillant, dry light body and a tingling, quick finish evoking notes of bubblegum. A funky dry cider with unexpected flavors; pair with rich fatty cheeses.
Loic Raison  Cuvée Réserve Cidre
89 points
$4
Amber color. Aromas of whiskey barrel, toffee, singed apple pie, and cedar with a lightly tannic, vibrant, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length toasted marshmallow, whiskey, black tea, and tart cherry finish. A rich, almost oaky Cider for whiskey lovers.
Bayeux 2020 Edouard, Le Généreux Cider
89 points
$8
Golden amber color. Complex aromas and flavors of apple fruit leather, butter, orange gelee, hints of spearmint, and tobacco with a round, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying shades of baked plum and apple. A complex and vinous French Cider with excellent food affinity.
Ecusson  Cidre Rosé
88 points
$3
Pale copper color. Aromas of apple jelly, sliced strawberry, and melon rinds with a supple, tangy, spritzy, moderately sweet light body and a tingling, quick orange Pez candies finish. A spritzy, fruity Rose cider that quenches.
Ecusson  Bio Brut
85 points
$3
Bright old gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of new leather, pressed flowers, green apples, and feta with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with suggestions of lemon pith and honeycomb. A great cheese pairing, this earthy and wild cider offers interesting flavors and a crisp bite on the finish.
Louis Raison  Rouge Délice Cider
85 points
$3
Bright copper color. Aromas of almond flour, roasted pecans, banana bread, carob, toffee, and cedar with a chewy, crisp, spritzy, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length bitter orange and hibiscus finish. A chewy, woody cider with a nutty appeal.
Bayeux 2020 Guillaume, Le Puissant Cider
85 points
$8
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of white grape, apple blossoms, and snap peas with a lightly tannic, tangy, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium finish that exhibits touches of minerals, clementine, and water crackers. A dry and spritzy cider with a Brut style; toasts are in order.
Louis Raison  Original Crisp Cider
84 points
$3
Yellow color. Nutty aromas and flavors of ground pecans, dark chocolate, butter, sultanas, and caramel with a chewy, crisp, spritzy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of apple preserves and candied lemon peel. A bold, nutty French Cider with kisses of sweet fruitiness.
Bayeux 2020 Odon, LInattendu Cider
84 points
$8
Light gold color. Aromas of sprouts, citron, tart apple, tonka bean, and perfume with a lean, crisp, petillant, dry light body and a smooth, agreeable citrus zests finish. A lean and dry French Cider for warm weather pairings.
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