Spirit Tree Estate Reserve Cider is truly an estate produced cider containing a blend of Spirit Tree grown Spy, Russet, Yarlington Mills, Chisel Jersey and other cider varietals. It is a still cider that is fermented dry and aged in toasted oak casks, then bottled in a Bordeaux style 750 ml bottle with an alcohol content of 8%.
You will see a golden straw colour and enjoy aromas of apple, vanilla and apricot to tease your senses. This cider has a great apple flavour, long finish and in-fact might fool you into thinking it is a soft Chardonnay.
Although the acidity is good, I would love to see this style produced with new French oak to give it even more structure.
Pair with rich foods or just sip on its own. Try it with dark chocolate.
I find this cider most flavourful at cellar temperature. If you do keep it refrigerated, allow it to warm slowly sipping it along the way so you can appreciate and enjoy the changes.