Willie Smith’s

French Blend

Another step in the evolution of our premium releases, a pure apple cider and triple awards-winner at the Australian Cider Awards.

Seasonal Releases / French Blend

  • Medium Bottle
  • 750ML

Tasting Notes

Following on from our award-winning Willie Smith’s 18 Variety blend, the French blend is another step in the evolution of our traditionally styled ciders. Only true cider apple varieties that originate from France have been selected for this blend to fully express the traditional French cider style. For this blend, apples were rested after harvest to develop fully ripened aromas. The apples were then hand-selected and blended before milling and co-fermentation. Resting between milling and pressing has resulted in a deep amber colour, characteristic of bittersweet apple ciders. In line with the Willie Smith’s approach, it is lightly carbonated, resulting in a soft textual mouthfeel.

The French blend is a full-bodied, medium sweet apple cider made in the French farmhouse style, exhibiting sweet apple complexity combined with drying bittersweet apple tannins. It is amber in colour and displays intense apple, stone fruit and floral aromas combined with savoury spice and straw notes. The palate exhibits a complex combination of deep bittersweet apple flavours and honeyed sweetness, balanced with structured drying tannins.

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6% ABV

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4.4 drinks per 750ml

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Best Cider - Australian Cider Awards 2016

Best in Show - Australian Cider Awards 2016

Best Australian Cider or Perry - Australian Cider Awards 2016

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Released in 2016

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