Category: Calvados Reviews

Domaine Christian Drouin 15 Year Old 1990 Calvados Pays d’Auge (42%, Alchemist, 2005)

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Alchemist 15 Year Old Calvados Pays d’Auge Review: Not too fruity, this expression leans heavily towards the maturation flavours of tannic and woody spices, I’m still slightly bemused by the almost wood smoke aroma on the nose and a very dry apple smell. Takes time to open up on the palate like toffee or chocolate that needs to be melted on the tongue before its flavour starts to release. Still, excellent quality and hugely enjoyable! 90/100

Pacory Calvados Domfrontais 20 Ans (40%, OB, 2014)

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Pacory Calvados Domfrontais 20 ans Review: Super-smooth, fruit juice then wood carried on oils, full of herbal tannins and utterly delicious – this reminded me of eating apple sauce before a mouthful of sage-wrapped roast pork – that brilliant combination of flavours that whilst strong all work so well together and somehow become greater than the sum of its parts. 94/100