Château du Breuil Réserve du Château 8 Ans d'Âge

Calvados

Calvados Château du Breuil // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

This Calvados from the Pays d'Auge is produced in Le Breuil-en-Auge, in Lower Normandy. As is required of this region, the Calvados is double-distilled in copper pot stills. It is aged in French oak at the Château for at least 8 years.

  • age
    8 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • Calvados
    Brandy 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 Type
    French oak

Tasting Notes

"There's a good mix of apples and woody spices here, with the apples more dried than fresh. Some wax and nuts are found as well. Some sweetness is found on the tip of your tongue, but the alcohol stands out on the mid-palate. That said, the fruit comes along soon enough with some barrels spices and brown butter. The finish is slightly bitter, but not unpleasantly so. "

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Rich