Maker: Left Foot Charley, Traverse City, Michigan, USA
Variety: 100% Bartlett perry
Style: Dry American perry.
Price: $8 (winery IIRC)
Appearance: Very pale straw.
Nose: Pear, cedar, yeast.
Palate: Light & dry with a few bubbles. Hint of pear, apple core, yeast.
Finish: Dry. A little tannin and funk.
Parting words: At this point in my cider-tasting career I’ve had a good number of perries and all but a couple of them have been very sweet. When I saw that this perry was 100% Bartlett, I assumed that I was in for another sweet, one-dimensional perry. I was wrong. LFC’s perry is pleasantly dry with a little yeast and even what tastes like tannin! It was a very pleasant surprise. The winery that makes some of my favorite Michigan wines now also makes my favorite Michigan perry. LFC’s Perry is highly recommended.