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Calvados Coquerel

Calvados Coquerel
Calvados VSOP

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.99

Calvados Coquerel
Calvados VSOP

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Light amber color. Aromas of roasted and dried apples, fig paste, delicate spiced nuts, and cedar pencil with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, amusing, medium-long spiced apples and pear in creme Anglaise, mocha, and minerals finish. A rock solid Calvados for sipping or mixing.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Spicy & Mild
Aroma Aroma: roasted and dried apples, fig paste, delicate spiced nuts, and cedar pencil
Taste Flavor: spiced apples and pear in creme Anglaise, mocha, and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Flip (Lazy Man Flip), Jack Rose, Breakfast Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Calvados for sipping or mixing.

The Producer or Importer

Niche Import Co.

The Producer or  Importer
45 Horsehill Road, Suite 106A
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
USA
1 973-993-8450

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Calvados

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Serve in a Snifter
Calvados, the Apple Brandy from the Normandy region of Northwestern France, is probably the best known type of Fruit Brandy. Produced for centuries, Calvados can only be produced from specific local apple varieties; some are quite bitter, while others are more sweet and sour.

There are age designations, as in Cognac (V.S.O.P., X.O, Napoleon, etc.) as well as vintage Calvados, which must be produced entirely from the fruit of one specific year. Every Calvados much be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two to three years; the finest are aged for as long as twenty years. These luxury offerings have excellent texture, sweet spice and intense apple aromas - they are one of a kind!