Calvados Coquerel Fine
Coquerel // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France
Normandy has been famous for its apples for thousands of years. One myth from the ancient Gauls claimed that Venus sowed the seeds of the first apple orchards in the region. Calvados is believed to date back to the 16th century when distillers of wine began experimenting with cider, the traditional drink of Normandy. Then in 1588, a ship from the Spanish Armada ran aground in Normandy. It's name, "El Calvador" became the namesake for this fine product. Located near the timeless Mont Saint Michel, Domaine du Coquerel was founded in 1937. It takes over 13 pounds of apples to make a 750ml bottle of Coquerel. Coquerel Fine is a blend of Calvados aged a minimum of 2 years.
CalvadosBrandy distilled from apples (pear is allowed and in some sub-regions, required) from a delimited region in northwest France. Must be aged a minimum of 2 years in oak. Minimum aging if labeled: Fine-2 years, Réserve-3 years, VSOP-4 years, Hors d’Age-6 years
Cask TypeFrench oak
"No doubting that this is an apple-based product, with aromas of apple cider and a subtle oaky aroma emerging from the glass. Apple flavors are the first on the palate with an astringent, bitter tannin trailed by a light cinnamon note. This is simple and one-note, but all about the apple; would be great as a cocktail ingredient or for cooking purposes, but a bit rough as a sipper."