Maker: Dunkertons, Pembridge, Herefordshire, England, UK
Style: Perry (100% organic, heirloom perry pears)
Price: $8/500 ml bottle (Binny’s)
Appearance: Big, fizzy head. Straw-colored with persistant bubbles.
Nose: Yeast, cut fruit wood, lemon zest.
Palate: Dry and funky. Chewy old pears, wood chips, pear syrup.
Finish: Clean with a little funk and tannin on the back end.
Parting words: Dunkertons comes from Herefordshire, in the West Midlands of England, near the border with Wales. They exclusively use heritage cider apples and perry pears. The latter are nearly impossible to find in North American perries. Those pears and the use of wild yeast give this perry a unique farmhouse-cider taste and aroma unlike any other perry I’ve had.
This perry is fairly well-distributed in the US and is an excellent value considering how rare perries like this are. Dunkertons Organic Perry is highly recommended.