From the earliest times rural communities have told stories of many fantastic and unusual creatures which have supposedly lived in their locality. The lush rolling countryside of North West Herefordshire is no exception where folklore stories tell of an animal which has evaded capture by farmer and huntsman alike; The Black Fox. The red fox has always existed however the belief grew that there was also a fox “as black as night, so that it might live in a man’s shadow and so never be seen”. A favoured haunt of the BLACK FOX is the cider orchard.
It’s always fun to have a great story to inspire a name for a product. In this case, the Black Fox is a semi-dry English cider from Herefordshire. Dunkertons Organic Ciders blends a variety of traditional cider apples into a flavorful English cider with just a bit of residual sugar.
Appearance: Gold with a light haze.
Aroma: Spicy, grapefruit pith, tart apples, fruity, mango, pineapple.
Taste: Medium- tannins, medium acidity, medium- astringency.
Overall Impression: The best way to describe this one: enjoyable. It’s pleasant, balanced, and very quaffable. If you’re looking for a good introduction to English cider to ease you in without on skimping on flavor, pick this one up.
CO2 Levels: Light sparkle.
Geography: Herefordshire, England
Apples: Brown Snout, Foxwhelp, Kingston Black, Balls Bitter Sweet, Stoke Red, Dabinett, Court Royal, Breakwells, Yarlington Mill, Dunkertons Late.
Availability: Nationally where Winesellers, LTD products are sold.
This cider is great! Nice and approachable. The Dry is even better (more rich and tannic). Both have great English cider flavor without significant bitterness, and are an awesome value too, around $6.