Friday, November 12, 2010

Wine of the Week - Bellwether Heritage "Old"


Bellwether produces two wines under the Heritage banner - "new" and "old." Today we're investigating the old.

On the nose, this is one of the few ciders that actually smells like apples. Most ciders tend toward the characteristics of white wine.

This is a very dry drink, to the point that the flavor seems to evaporate moments after touching your tongue, leaving behind a bitter taste. Then a hint of apples return for the aftertaste. Overall, the flavor most closely resembles beer; this is reinforced by the rich amber color and the light carbonation.

This cider would pair well with a turkey-centric Thanksgiving meal. Consider buying a bottle or two for the occasion.

6.9% alcohol

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