Capreolus Chestnut Wood Aged HMJ Apple Eau de Vie 2017
A traditional cider apple it is classified as a bitter-sweet. This refers firstly to tannins, very full, and secondly acidity, very low. It brings with it an incomparable aroma. Grown in local orchards, hand picked, graded and cleaned, the whole fruits are fermented rather than being pressed for cider. Maturation is in a single chestnut wood barrel. On the nose we have the perfume of fresh apple with hints of baked apples, sweet vanilla, tobacco and pastry. On the palate the fresh flesh of juice filled apples, sweetness balanced with long tannins and with further hints of tobacco, pastry and smoke. It is rich, powerful and complex.