Calvados Review: Calvados Marquis de la Pomme 30 ans
Origin: Domaine du Coquerel
Cost: €100 from Domaine du Coquerel
What they say:
Marquis de la Pomme 30 ans comes from the selection of the most remarkable eaux de vie from our cellars that were expertly selected and aged in order to create a complex and balanced Calvados.
Aged gold with brown glints
Perfect balance between warm apple, caramel and a subtle touch of wood
Harmony of all aromas: perfect alliance between the freshness of the apple flowers and the sweetness of the candied and dried fruits (apricot and grape)
To be served pure
Tasting advice by our cellar master.
An exceptional Calvados for grand occasions
What I say:
A blend made from casks matured for a minimum of 30 years produced by Domaine du Coquerel. Bottled under their Marquis de la Pomme label, this expression is bottled at 42% ABV.
Dark amber bronze with reflective copper highlights (14/20), slow medium-fine tears and legs
Softened apple fruits, apples stewed in brown or Demerara sugar, creamy coffee, latte and cocoa, toffee, caramel, a hint of oak wood, gentle wood spices like nutmeg, honey-sweetened but tannic/well stewed black tea, bursts of fresh apple and apple blossom.
Much softer on the palate than the 2o year old expression, this has soft stewed apple, a hint of raisin, fresh red grapes, plum and damson, a rich caramel sauce, rum & raisin fudge, apple pastries or caramel apple granny, touches of milk chocolate and hazelnut complete the palate.
Medium-long, sweet apple fruits with honey and caramel with oak wood persisting
A beautifully pleasing expression, much more subtle than the 20 year old. Redolent with caramelised apples, giving it an almost a dessert-like quality. The woody influence was well integrated and sugary. Delicious!
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