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Pere Magloire

Pere Magloire
VSOP Calvados

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Pere Magloire
VSOP Calvados

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Yeasty aromas of heirloom apples, sultana studded yeasty brioche, dandelion blossom, Forelle pear, plum vinegar, and honey on French toast with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long bananas in custard, smoked Manchego, butterscotch pudding, flaky lemon curd Danish, mango rind, and walnut finish. A rustic, charming Calvados with a huge spectrum of flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: heirloom apples, sultana studded yeasty brioche, dandelion blossom, Forelle pear, plum vinegar, and honey on French toast
Taste Flavor: bananas in custard, smoked Manchego, butterscotch pudding, flaky lemon curd Danish, mango rind, and walnut
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Jack Rose, Corpse Reviver #2, Breakfast Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rustic, charming Calvados with a huge spectrum of flavors.

The Importer

Gemini Spirits & Wine

The Importer
10 South LaSalle, Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
1 866-729-3722

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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!