Lychee Cider by Lychee Gold

It was only a mat­ter of time before we tried a lychee cider — we love lychees so it stands to reas­on that it was only a mat­ter of find­ing one. And we did. In fact, I found it 2 years earli­er in Essen Restaurant in Ultimo but wasn’t impressed with the fla­vour as much of the lychee aro­mat­ics seemed to have evap­or­ated from the wide-rimmed glass it was served in. D redis­covered it mid-2017 at Chefs Gallery and was delighted with its fla­vour, so we embarked on a mis­sion to loc­ate it in bottle shops so that I could cla­ri­fy my earli­er my impressions.

The cider is a trans­lu­cent pale straw col­our with a mod­er­ate effer­ves­cence and a bright fruity flor­al lychee nose. Served chilled, the sweet flor­al notes of fresh lychee come through in the head of each sip, aided in intens­ity by the pleas­ant aroma accom­pa­ny­ing each sip. The fruit­i­ness builds in the body with a bal­anced sweet­ness before reced­ing into the back­ground towards the fin­ish as the more alco­hol­ic cider notes come to the fore ahead of a return of the flor­al lychee notes in the after­taste. Overall, the fla­vour of the lychee is very nat­ur­al much like in the fresh fruit and one we’d be keen to return for.

This bottle of Lychee Cider by Lychee Gold con­tained 330 ml. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.