Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cider Sunday - Saxton Pear Cider

Happy Cider Sunday & Happy Mother's Day!



This week's cider is handcrafted in Nelson in New Zealand. The fraternal twin to the apple variety in the Saxton range, this Perry is surprisingly earthy. First thing you notice is it's heavenly golden hue and upon opening - fresh woody pear aromas are present.

This one is not overly sweet which is nice, it's full flavoured with woody earthy flavours present. It also has a rather astringent, slightly drying finish on the palate. Whilst the bottle suggests it is lightly carbonated, I would prefer even less - this one is too fizzy for my liking. For that reason, it would be a fantastic cider to cook with - particularly something like my Pear Cider Muffins as the carbonation would help to make the muffins or a cake fluffy and moist.



Saxton Pear Cider does not contain any additives, preservatives or added sugar which is always a great sign when it comes to cider.

As suggested on the bottle, this one is nice with a dash of rum which adds a little extra 'zing' and a different element to the cider.

From a design perspective, I really love the label design on this bottle - some of you may remember my review of Saxton Apple Cider where I first discussed my design envy.

At 5% alcohol, a 330ml bottle will provide you with 1.3 standard drinks.

Available
Dan Murphy's & Woolworths Liquor Outlets
$3.49 per 330ml bottle
$11.99 per pack of 4
$52.99 per carton of 24

What are you doing for Mother's Day today? I hope you are enjoying it with your favourite cider :)

6 comments:

excusemewaiter said...

i love pear ciders but prefer mine to be on the sweeter side, but wouldn't mind trying this more earthy NZ cider!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I really enjoy your cider reviews! they're so comprehensive! :D

SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) said...

Wow. With a dash of rum?? Sounds like a fun Sunday afternoon to me!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I think I'll avoid this one because I don't like much fizz either.

Have I told you how much I love your cider posts? I think I have. :)

Food is our religion said...

I love ciders, funnily enough, I was actually craving for one last night!

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks everyone. Glad you are enjoying these posts as much as I am writing them and trying new ciders :)

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