Hidden Shop - 2017 Black Tail
Every Vintage I have a favourite barrel. With Vintage '17, I bottled that barrel by itself. It is lush and zesty and - most important for me - full of life.
This barrel just wouldn't finish it's ferment. I tried everything a winemaker does. I warmed her up. I fed her. I stirred for hours. I sang to her. But she chose a different path. She was right and I was wrong.
Black Tail is my favourite cider. Not just of 2017, but of any year.
We've got two cases left - and they're exclusive to our hidden shop.