Dead Flowers captures the magical alchemy of barrel maturation and wild fermentation. A cider made by nature and not man, one day almost by accident we found it again, lying in three different barrels.
Yarlington Mill (67%) plus Harry Masters Jersey (25%) and Browns Apple (8%) combine in an intriguing way. There’s a heady perfume of exotic flowers and orange oil that runs from nose through to finish. The cider is fleshy and very succulent, laden with sunshine fruit – peaches, mandarin oranges and mango – all held in place by the softest of tannins. With a lingering sense of sweet wood and clove spice, above all it feels somehow both untamed and simultaneously perfectly formed.
Enjoy this while you can. Every vintage could be the last.