Originally Posted by Crisco87
Hmm...well I guess I wanted to make my cake and eat it too. I really wanted an apple-y, high ABV cider. I am going to spice it with a tad of vanilla, nutmeg and allspice.
Well, I'm not sure how much apple flavor you'd still have if you boosted the gravity any more, but I'm definitely not an expert. I happen to like wine, more than cider, so I'm biased toward the wine flavor. It really isn't too apple-ish, though. If you were drinking my wine, I"m not sure you could even guess what fruit it was made out of, beyond saying, "Oh, it's fruity." More like a pinot grigio type wine taste to it.