Calvados Review: Calvados Marquis de la Pomme Millésime 1972
Origin: Domaine du Coquerel
Cost: €150 from Domaine du Coquerel
What they say:
Calvados Marquis de la Pomme Millésime 1972
Distilled in 1972 at Domaine du Coquerel, this expression has been oak aged for ~ 39 years before it was bottled on the 14th March 2011 at 42% ABV.
Tasting notes: Honey, fruits, wooded
What I say:
A 1972 vintage (Millésime) Calvados from Domaine du Coquerel, aged for around 39 years this barrel was hand-selected by the cellar master for being of exceptional quality for bottling in 2011.
Dark ruby/bronze (15/20), medium tears leave tapered finer legs
Spiced and sweet, cinnamon donuts or cinnamon & apple donuts perhaps, pure runny honey, apple and pears, estery/ketones, spun sugar, candyfloss, some solventy/spirit aromas like marker pen or paint-thinner.
Full bodied, fruity with ripe apple, blackcurrant, golden raisin, strong spun sugar and clear honey sweetness, a little hint of tannic leather, dried tobacco leaf & cigar boxes, woody sugars, caramel, toffee, toffee apple, maple syrup, candied chestnuts and sugared almonds.
Long, sweet fruits like apples and pears poached in Sauternes wine and honey, apple donuts or pastries with a liberal sprinkling of cinnamon dust and icing sugar, eventually dries with woody tannins.
Compared to the 1971 vintage, the extra few years of maturation and wood maturation differences have produced a much sweeter vintage, a little more estery and ripe fruit and a little less wood elements produce for me a Calvados that had beautiful balance
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