Somerset Pomona, 50cl 20%
50cl 20% abv. It makes an exceptional digestif and is an ideal accompaniment to a cheese board.
TASTING NOTES – Sophisticated complex apples with honeysuckle and a hint of almond
The Telegraph “This is a blend of apple juice and cider brandy, which is then aged in cask. The result is a complex, nutty, toffee-laden delight”
Colour: Black tea.
On the nose: Deeper, richer, spicier. Very spicy actually, oak and nutmeg and clove. Moved from the Dundee Cake of the Kingston Black Aperitif to a brandy-soaked Christmas pudding. Oloroso sherry. Polished furniture. All with a beating heart of stewed apple. Fans of Glendronach, step this way.
In the mouth: Again, it’s deep, it’s rich, it’s rounded, it’s spicy. Very sweet, but balanced by tannin and oak. Less acidity than the Kingston Black Apple Aperitif, but again there’s more than you find in most pommeaux, which is all to the good. Char and raisin and cinnamon and nutmeg. In pudding terms it’s Halloween’s toffee apple meeting Christmas’s fruitcake. A decadent end-of-evening treat.