Vintage Cider has a unique big, bold tannic flavour and style, and packs a punch too at typically 6.5% or more. It's probably our most requested mixed case, so we have relented and re-introduced it.
Showcasing six outstanding Vintage ciders, all aged for many months to create deep, rich and complex tannic flavours - and all packing a punch too at over 6.5% ABV. Think big booming red wines by the fireside, and this is the cider equivalent. Perfect for warming up after a long walk on a cold day, or accompanying rich stews, roasts, cheeses or spicy nibbles.
The six Vintages in the case will vary according to availability, but will typically include:
Perry's Vintage, Somerset, Medium, 6.7% - Made using the best apples each autumn at Perry's in South Somerset, then crucially aged in barrels for over a year to mature, intensify and mellow. It's then blended with Dabinett cider to create a deep, satisfying medium of beautiful balance and flavour.
Rich's Vintage, Somerset, Medium, 7.2% - Brand new from Rich's in the last few weeks, their new Medium Vintage is a real classic. With flavour, tannins and strength all up a notch from their ever-popular Farmhouse, this is one of the best Vintage ciders we have tasted in a while. Matured in oak vats for several months, this full-bodied cider really packs a punch and is sure to be popular.
Sandford Orchards 'The General', Devon, Medium, 8.4% - Described by Sandford as a "Mighty Vat Aged Cider" and by The Ciderologist Gabe Cook as "like liquid Christmas pudding", this really is a cacophony of big, complex, rich and deep fruity flavours, with a warming and long finish. Like no other cider we have tasted in a long while!
Sheppy's Vintage, Somerset, Medium Dry, 6.7% - Another brand new release, this 2020 Vintage cider has been aged for a year to create a deep and well-balanced flavour, then blended with a small amount of cloudy apple juice, to create a medium-dry taste, and add a cloudy appearance.
Allergens: contains sulphites.