Saxton Pear Cider

The design of pack­aging goes a long way to selling a product and the arrange­ment of pears on this Saxton Pear Cider caught our eye. This pear cider uses the suc­cu­lent pears grown in Nelson, a pop­u­lar fruit grow­ing dis­trict known for its sunny weath­er in New Zealand. These are the same pears used in the Whittaker’s Nelson Pear & Manuka Honey in Milk Chocolate, a col­lec­tion of chocol­ate cel­eb­rat­ing loc­al ingredi­ents.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent straw col­our with a sweet pear nose and lightly car­bon­ated. Consumed ice-cold, sweet notes of pear come through ahead of a bit­ter­ness before blend­ing with pear notes that return more tart towards the end of the body with a flor­al fin­ish. Overall, the fla­vour has pro­nounced notes of alco­hol and lacks the crisp and dry, yet fla­vour­ful qual­it­ies of a cider made from Packham Pears like the one by The Cider Lab.

This bottle of Saxton Pear Cider con­tained 330ml. It was bottled in New Zealand and was pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.