With a name like that, it’s begging to be plucked off the shelf and plunked into the cart. I found it at Trader Joe’s, on a mission for snacks, ready to eat meals for those long days when we don’t feel like cooking, and wine… I wasn’t looking for cider. But this one just said, “Bring me home!” I know, I know, I am strange…
It sat around in the wine fridge for awhile, until tonight in fact, when I was mulling over what to open. Upon opening, it had a nice carbonation under the bottle cap closure. In the glass, it was a pale straw color with tiny bubbles. The nose was barely perceptible, of mulling spices and apple.
On the palate, it is semi-sweet, with a light flavor of apples, cinnamon, and clove. There’s nothing complicated here, no lasting finish, just a simple, sweet taste of fall. And for $2 for a 22 oz. bottle, I really don’t expect anything more.
I know nothing about the production; no info on apple varieties or region. What you see is what you get – but certainly worth it for the price.
Have you tried Henry Hotspur’s Cider? What did you think?