Basse Normandie, Normandy

Marquis de Saint Loup

Sélection Calvados Red Blend

Baked apple, nashi pear, smoky lime and lemon oils, pineapple, sponge cake, dragonfruit-kiwi, lemon curd, and grilled Hawaiian pork operating in the nozzle. Delicate, lime awash in ocean water, vanilla oil, white cherry, white raspberry, No 1 pencil, mineral-y anise rumor, white pepper and lotus. Such a smooth transition from an obvious nose to sublimity. #calvados #appelationcalvadoscontrôlée #marquisdesaintloup #marquisdesaintloupselection #coudrayrabut #applebrandy #brandy — a month ago

Andrew, Mike and 5 others liked this

Château du Breuil

15 Years Old Calvados

Smooth as silk, no sharp edges... — 5 months ago

Severn, Bob and 21 others liked this

Distillerie Lecompte

Pays D'Auge 12 Years Calvados


#calvados amber color pronounced aromas of bruised apples, apple tart, plum and pear jam and apricot jam. On the palate smooth as a baby’s butt and hints of toast and coconut. — 7 months ago

Matt, Peter and 6 others liked this

Domaine Dupont

Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie 2018

This is so good. Complex with apples, baking spice, cheese rind, almost like bark, and barnyard funk. — a month ago


Florentin Cider de Normandie 2019

With hiyashi chuko ramen — 4 months ago

SCEA Romilly

Cidre de Normandie Ferme de Romilly Brut

I have enjoyed cider on a limited basis but I have never been blown away until now. Funky, earthy, and tart. What I found very enjoyable was the lack of “heaviness “ in the mouth , something I have not experienced with cider. A good example of an iron fist in a velvet glove. I know you might find this crazy but I felt this combined the best attributes of Burgundy and orange wines. Enjoyed with Dijon and rosemary crusted lamb chops. — 7 months ago

Scott, David and 45 others liked this
David Shaw

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Try everything at your local shops, if they deliver, at least. French, Canadian, American but insist on dry hard ciders where possible. And try different producers
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And do check my tasting notes on ciders from France, New York, BC, Oregon and Washington state
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California too

Domaine Dupont

Hors d'Age Pays D'Auge Calvados

Brought this back from Normandy. — a year ago

Roger Groult

12 Ans Calvados Pays d'Auge


#calvados delicious — 3 months ago

Daniel P. and Josh liked this

SCEA Romilly

Ferme de Romilly Cidre de Normandie Extra Dry (Extra Brut)

Nice mix of traditional round apple flavor with some light hay and cheese funk. — 5 months ago

La Ferme d'Orval


Calvados aged 20+ years. Vive la Normandie. — 9 months ago