Medal Winner 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards
321 Learmonth Traditional Still Cider' is a bronze medal winner at The Royal. Melbourne Fine Food Awards. This now multi-award winning cider was described as 'attractive, aromatic nose, spicy. Dry with good mouthfeel'.
Medal Winner 2013 Australian Cider Awards
Winner of a bronze medal in a strong class at the 2013 Australian Cider Awards. According to the Australian Cider Awards Judges: In Class 1 'Dry Ciders'; there were 'diverse styles - well made, confident ciders were rewarded'. 321 Traditional Still Cider was on the sweeter side of the dry styles, with 'good fruit definition'.
321 Learmonth Traditional Still Cider
Pale straw with hints of lime green on the rim showing its youth of a traditional style in a modern world.
A light fresh, clean appearance cider with a distinct floral nose that shows some lovely heritage cider apple sweetness within the delicate aromatics.
It’s really all about the retention of freshness from the natural source of the orchard terroir.
This cider ties in with perfect harmony from the lifted floral bouquet into the surprisingly dry crisp but well balanced palate. Great natural acidity and tannins give this apple wine a great mouth feel and notes of apple core and earthy characters that sit well alongside the fresh apple fruit sweetness.
Some slight signs of mineral lemon/lime and stone fruit that excites the senses with the racy, lively and bouncy palate of slightly spritz and chewy acid.
A refreshing beverage as an aperitif on its own or enjoy with a vast spectrum of meals as this little cider will match up quietly but firmly alongside even the strongest and richest of dishes.
- N. Condon