Pacory 12 Years Old

Domfrontais 12 Years Old Calvados

What they say:

This Calvados from the Pacory distillers was aged for 12 years before it was bottled, resulting in a flavour profile which is well balanced between expressive fruit and bold, oak-y spice.

What I say

A 12 year old Calvados Domfrontais from Domaine du Pacory near Mantilly.

  • ABV 41%
  • Age 12 Years Old
  • Bottler Pacory
  • Bottling Official
  • Cask French Oak
  • Category Calvados Domfrontais
  • Cost £50
  • Origin Domaine de Pacory
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Calvados Domfrontais
  • Released n/a
  • Vintage n/a

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Rose gold (11/20), quick, medium tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose Apple, fruity, pear, sweet, estery, hint of wood smoke, furniture polish, almond, marzipan, butter-reduced apples, rose, lychee and caramel.
  • Taste Medium-bodied, touch spirity initially, apple, rhubarb & custard, caramelised apple & pear, some gentle orange zest, wood tannins and gentle spices, caramelised ginger root, creamy vanilla custard.
  • Finish Long, zesty, woody spice and fresh apple, vaporous.
  • Overall A well aged Clavados with plenty of wood influence but kept fresh with a touch of zest and plenty of fruit, smooth and creamy on the palate.

Score 87/100

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