Shacksbury Cider Shacksbury Classic (6.0% alcohol by volume) has an appley, fruity aroma with some acid, light esters and low phenolics. It pours brilliant gold with good reflectance and light effervescence producing small streams of bubbles. It is semi-dry, starting slightly sweet and drying out on the finish. Apples and fruit lead the flavors with a light mineral seasoning, a soft medium acidity and mild tannins on the finish provide a drying, slightly astringent note. The cider is light, petillant, well balanced, clean, easy to drink and full flavored. I rate it 85.