Bulmers Blackcurrant 500ml $6
One sniff and I’m back decades, packing kids lunches, decanting Ribena to drink bottles. The sweet, slightly cloying aroma of blackcurrants is unmistakable, only this time it’s alcoholic (4 per cent) and dominating the apple cider in the blend. A crisp, acidic tartness cuts through the sweetness, but the sweetness lingers a little too much for my palate.
Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2012
Firsts published 25 July 2012 in The Canberra Times