Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cider Week: Cider # 4 Crémant St. Nicholas

Cidrerie St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas, Quebec. CanadaIndependent
Sparkling Apple Cider 2.8 % ABV Brown Glass Bottle 750 ml. Cork stoppered.
$12.00 (Canadian) At LCBO 
Twitter: None found

This Cidery has no website or twitter feed so I can't garner much information about them. Situated on the south side of the St. Lawrence just a little upriver from Quebec City, St. Nicholas one of the oldest parishes in Quebec, dating back to 1694. Tonight's cider is the lowest in alcohol this week (2.8%) and the most expensive ($12.00)

Enough scrounging for facts... onto the tasting.

Very clear green and gold in colour. Head disperses immediately leaving no trace. plenty of bubbles breaking the surface though. Nose is fresh spy and russet apples with plenty of cinnamon. First sip is spicy, honey, tart, crisp, fresh pressed apple. A true, natural cider taste. Very fizzy. Bubbles like champagne in my mouth. Sweet but not cloying, very clean, sharp enough to wake up the palate. Could conceivably drink this on a patio all afternoon.

Impressions: Fail, So-so, Pass, Exceptional 

Cost: 5/6 PASS
Colour: 5/6 PASS
Cider Style: 6/6 EXCEPTIONAL
Re-Order:  5/6 PASS
Experience:  5/6 PASS

Final Thoughts:

An excellent cider. Too expensive for everyday drinking but a nice bottle to share with someone special.



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