Waitrose Organic 2010 Vintage Cider Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Waitrose
Cider Name: Organic 2010 Vintage Cider
Region: Herefordshire
ABV: 5%
Taste: Medium
Served: Chilled 500ml bottle
Smell: Apples
Colour: Golden
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: Ocado
Date: 03/10/12

This is another cider I have found hidden in the deepest, darkest depths of my fridge. Sometimes it seems like there’s a never ending supply in there, but then again I don’t use it much for food. As long as I have cider, then that’s all that matters right? Plus cider is made from apples, so technically a food too?! Well that’s what I keep telling myself at least.

Anyway, this is a Waitrose own brand cider, which I got online from Ocado a little while back. It doesn’t say who produces it for them, but as it mentions it’s from Herefordshire, then it’s quite likely to be from their Duchy brand. This is also fully organic certified and apparently it is matured in oak vats.

The cider poured a really nice golden colour with a hint of yellow and not much fizz. You can see there is some fizz to it, but definitely not a huge burst of it.

The smell is of rather satisfying fresh apples. As for the taste, it’s crisp, juicy, has a slight sour kick and a small hint of oakiness, with a dry touch to end with. It’s one of those ciders that is there to refresh you, but don’t expect to be challenged by it. Disappointingly the taste quickly goes too and lacks some depth to it, whilst also being slightly watery. It’s like you have it and you need to keep having more just to keep the feeling going. That may sound like the words of an alcoholic, but it’s how it is I’m afraid.

Would I buy this again?: Possibly but not a first choice
Overall Rating: 7/10

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