Farnum Hill Ciders
Farnum Hill Extra Dry
Farnum Hill Ciders Farnum Hill Extra Dry (7.5% alcohol by volume) is made with a blend of English, French and American apples - Ellis Bitter, Dabinett, Somerset, Redstreak, Medaille d'Or, and Golden Russet to achieve a balance of natural tannins, acids and sugars. It has a big mixed fruit smell blending apples, tropical fruit, a hint of citrus and a trace of smoke. Alcohol is low and there are no off-fermentation aromas. It pours brilliant gold with a sparkly effervescence that leaves a small ring of bubbles around the rim. The reflectance is good and the cider leaves a hint of legs. The cider is bone dry and fruity lending various apple flavors with tropical fruit and a slight white wine character. The tannins from the apples provide a light astringency on the finish and there is a mild bitter note and traces of smoke and spice. The aftertaste blends apples with tropical fruit notes. The acidity, fruit flavors, dryness, and carbonation make this a real palate cleanser while the lingering fruit aftertastes provide an interesting contrast. This is an interesting cider to drink alone and can pair nicely with just about any food.The cider stands out for its exquisite balance of flavor, tannins, and acidity that shines even more due to its dryness. I rate the cider 95. Farnum Hill notes that you should enjoy this cider cool - 55 to 60F and emphasizes that serving the cider ice cold will kill the taste.