1968 vintage calvados, bottled in 1991 — 9 months ago
Exactly what I wanted, top shelf, beautiful apple floral, fruit, bark… a lot was captured in the distilling.
Nose,: Large, bright, clean, fresh apple, sweet cider, apple tree bark, rocks, soil.
Palette: Palette cleansing alcohol, followed with notes of fresh cider Apples, apple wood and oak, back palette predominate.
Used for in onions with light crushed anise seed for Moroccan spiced brisket, Apple & Honey Sangria, apples & date stuffed challah, as well as enjoyed on its own.
— 10 months ago
Really great. Flowers, honey, apple pie filling, long finish with more tart apples and hint of honey. Worth seeking out. Not as “brut” as I typically think in cider. — 5 months ago
Old Calvados from a very good producer… starting to lighten in color. But intense caramel, butterscotch, and ripe red apples on the nose. Silken smooth and a long warming finish. Dangerously easy to slurp and swallow, swirl, slurp and swallow… repeat. Cold winter evening, roaring fire, 2-4 good friends… and all too soon the bottle is history. Note to self.. always have a backup! — 6 months ago
On the dry side for a Calvados of this age, this is evocative of a hyperconcentrated Norman cider, with everything from baking spice and apple pie to the barnyard funk of an Etienne DuPont. Apple and sour horse pussy. 👀 A cerebral one. — a year ago