Packham Pears and I have a love-hate relationship. While I’m fond of eating Packham Pears, it’s not a fruit — fresh or processed — that my body will tolerate. But D and I enjoy sweet ciders — The Cider Lab conveniently informs of the sweetness and tartness of their ciders on the neck of each bottle — so I took take my chances with this Packham Pear Cider by The Cider Lab based on my unsubstantiated (but now confirmed) belief that process of making cider would eliminate the source of my intolerance.
The cider is a translucent pale yellow-green with a mellow, sweet nose and a gentle effervescence. Consumed ice-cold, bright notes of crisp Packham Pear come through in the head with a gentle sweetness and low acidity in the body. A hint of floral fragrance emerges towards the end of the body, before leaving a clean finish with no lingering aftertaste.
The dry and flavourful notes of Packham Pear create a smooth and refreshing cider that’s a delight to drink. Indeed, so much so that we want to try the others in The Cider Lab line.
This bottle of Packham Pear Cider by The Cider Lab contained 330 ml. It was bottled in Australia and purchased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.