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Boulard

Boulard
Calvados Pays d’Auge XO

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$89.99

Boulard
Calvados Pays d’Auge XO

Category: Calvados

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze color. Earthy aromas of bee pollen, alpine herbs, damp trees, and apple handpie with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length apple quickbread, gingerbread, and hazelnut creamer finish. A light and mysterious Calvados that might be a nice departure for single malt fans.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: bee pollen, alpine herbs, damp trees, and apple handpie
Taste Flavor: apple quickbread, gingerbread, and hazelnut creamer
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and mysterious Calvados that might be a nice departure for single malt fans.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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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!