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Domaine Dupont

Domaine Dupont
Fine Reserve Calvados

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$44

Domaine Dupont
Fine Reserve Calvados

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden straw color. Aromas of nougat, dried golden apple, chardonnay, fig Newton, and braised turnip with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a warming, medium-length cinnamon and clove pastry and fennel seed finish. A youthful Calvados for cocktail play.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: nougat, dried golden apple, chardonnay, fig Newton, and braised turnip
Taste Flavor: cinnamon and clove pastry and fennel seed
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Jack Rose, Corpse Reviver #2, Breakfast Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A youthful Calvados for cocktail play.

The Producer or Importer

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits

The Producer or  Importer
105 Madison Ave, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10016
USA
1 212-279-0799

Their Portfolio

Calvados

Spirits Glass Snifter Brandy.jpg
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!