Coquerel

Calvados Marquis de la Pomme 30 ans ~ 42% (Domaine du Coquerel)

Calvados Review: Calvados Marquis de la Pomme 30 ans

Category: Calvados

Origin: Domaine du Coquerel

ABV: 42%

Cost: €100 from Domaine du Coquerel

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What they say:

Calvados Marquis de la Pomme 30 ans

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.

Tasting notes

Aspect

Aged gold with brown glints

Nose

Perfect balance between warm apple, caramel and a subtle touch of wood

Mouthfeel

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)

Serving

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.

Appearance:

Dark amber bronze with reflective copper highlights (14/20), slow medium-fine tears and legs

Nose:

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.

Taste:

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.

Finish:

Medium-long, sweet apple fruits with honey and caramel with oak wood persisting

Overall:

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!

Score: 89/100

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