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Dupont Calvados Vieille Reserve

Dupont Calvados Vieille Reserve 750ml     
Sku: 1097182

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Calvados Vieille Reserve (= ”old reserve”) has aged 4 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak. Terroir:Clay and Oxfordian marl soil. Varieties: 80% of bittersweet apples 20% of acid apples Harvesting: from September to November Alcohol content: 42 % vol. Techniques used: The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the ”petite eau” at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the ”petite eau” which gives the Calvados. Aging: Four years minimum. In toasted 400 l (88 imperial gallon) oak barrels, 25% of which are new. Bottled when ordered.

Tasting notes
Eyes: Gold color. Bright and clear. Nose: Intense and soft. Notes of fresh oak, vanilla sugar and candied fruits. Mouth: First sensation is sweet and soft with notes of fresh liquorice. Citrus notes at the end. Empty glass offers notes of vanilla, citrus, and hay.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 89 points (Sep 2013)
This light-gold brandy has a distinct grassy, vegetal presence that’s reminiscent of anejo Tequila, running to pineapple and pear, honey, agave nectar and white pepper. Intriguingly buttery finish. - K.N.

Country: France
Region: Calvados
Sub-Region: Calvados Pays d'Auge
Type: Calvados
 
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