Calvados

Roger Groult Reserve Calvados Pays d’Auge (40%, OB, 2014)

Roger Groult Reserve Calvados Pays d’Auge

Calvados Review

  • ABV: 40%
  • Age: 3 Years Old
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Calvados Pays d’Auge
  • Cost: £35
  • Origin: Calvados Roger Groult
  • Vintage: Undeclared

Roger-Groult-Reserve

What they say

Distilled in copper pot stills, which gives the Calvados body, before being aged in French oak casks for a minimum of 3 years. The apples are specially selected for Calvados production, to create a balanced, full flavoured drink.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Fruity and fresh, with a creamy note and tart apple notes.
  • Palate: Soft and smooth, with Hazelnut and a touch of mint.

What I say

The old entry level classic blend from Calvados Roger Groult, replaced by their 3 Ans in their new livery and lineup.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light yellow gold (7/20), large tears and long, thick legs.
  • Nose: Dried apples, slightly dusty, old oak wood, lemon citrus, white grapes, brioche, light green tea leaves.
  • Taste: Sweet vanillic, slightly sour, more dried apple slices, hints of stone fruits, peach and apricot, dry woody spices, oak wood, cedar, vanilla bean, coffee grounds/cocoa beans.
  • Finish: Long, drying and leathery, dried apple.

Overall

A lovely base expression from Calvados Groult an unusual dried feeling to the fruit/apple in flavour and also texture too.

Score 83/100

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