Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX October 3, 2018. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.)
We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.
We have shifted our reviews format in order to offer more reviews for our review hungry readers. The review pages (links below) will now offer a full tasting note with links to a full detail review for our Featured Beverages.
As always you see all of our reviews here:
Beverage of the Week
Christian Drouin Cidre Brut
This beautiful and complex cider is made with a blend of 30 different apple varieties. The blend is comprised of 70% bittersweet and bitter apples, 20% sweet apples, and 10% acidic apples. The apples are carefully crushed and then pressed to extract the juice… See the Beverage of the Week feature
Tablas Creek Grenache Blanc Adelaida District 2017
Brilliant, medium gold/green color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple, citrus zest, and pear with supporting notes of lime and slate. The palate confirms the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of apple and kiwi. The finish is long and lingering. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a waxy texture. $35 3.5 Stars/88 points
Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas Blanc Adelaida District 2017
Brilliant, medium gold/green color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of white peach and apple with supporting notes of green melon, honeysuckle, and citrus zest. The palate confirms the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of apricot, kiwi, and slate. The finish is long and lingering with ripe fruit and crisp citrus accents. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent but vibrant texture. $30 4 Stars/93 points
The Bitter Truth Pinkgin Spiced Navy Flavored Gin
Very pale salmon color, crystal clear. The nose is very floral and fruity with waves of juniper and citrus and subtle notes of licorice. The palate is quite different than the nose as it delivers a bitter, pithy citrus core with tannic spice accents that fade on a thin finish. Medium-bodied and lacking a pleasing texture found in many Gins while highlighting citrus pith. We are not sure what they were aiming for in this Gin but we can’t imagine that they hit the mark. $34.99 – 2.5 Stars