Calvados

Pere Francois VS Calvados (40%, OB, 2016)

Pere Francois VS Calvados

Calvados Review

  • ABV: 40%
  • Age: 2-3 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Calvados
  • Cost: £20
  • Origin: Calvados Pere Francois
  • Vintage: Undeclared

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What they say

This is the VS Calvados from the Père Francoise, a good entry level expression for those of you looking for a yummy alternative digestif spirit. This has been aged in Limousin oak casks.

What I say

Almost certainly sourced Calvados. Pere Francois is a pretty eponymous brand, though at times it has been attributed to and bottled under the ‘Pere Francois distillerie’ also – it appears both are trademarks registered to the Cognac House Maison Gautier Cognac.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Full gold (9/20), quick, medium tears, long, loose legs.
  • Nose: Fresh, juicy and fruity apples with plenty of cinnamon, esters and polish, woody oak, banana, pear drops, hazelnut, fennel, fresh, green herbs & green apples.
  • Taste: Thin and a little spirity, touch of buttery oil texture, mostly sweet apple, pear, estery foam banana sweeties, touch of sappy and polished oak.
  • Finish: Short, cinnamon spiced bubblegum and honey/sugar water.

Overall

Young and straightforward, good base flavours and sweet enough to be pleasant with a touch of wood & spice.

Score 70/100

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