Kopparberg Elderflower & Lime Cider

Elderflower is one of my favour­ite flor­als. Indeed, I acquired a taste for it even before rose and chrys­an­them­um. And this Kopparberg Elderflower & Lime Cider is one of the few, if not the only, eld­er­flower fla­voured cider I’ve encountered. It adds the juice of both eld­er­flower and lime to an apple cider.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent very pale straw col­our with a flor­al and cit­rusy nose and mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion. Served chilled, the sweet notes of eld­er­flower emerge in the head before a bal­anced zesty and acid­ic lime devel­ops in the body with a slight astrin­gency. The gentle sweet­ness recedes in the fin­ish, leav­ing a drier, yet still refresh­ing after­taste much like an eld­er­flower and lime cor­di­al. Served over ice, as sug­ges­ted on the bottle, the flor­al and acid­ic notes of eld­er­flower and lime are mel­lowed from the very start of the sip, leav­ing a cider that’s tastes like dry eld­er­flower and lime cor­di­al through and through, and so very easy to drink.

This bottle of Kopparberg Elderflower & Lime Cider con­tained 500 ml. It was bottled in Sweden and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.