Domaine Dupont Calvados Fine Reserve

Calvados

Domaine Dupont // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    75
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

The Dupont family has their orchards in the heart of the Pays d’Auge area with 6000 trees and 13 different apple varieties. Their Fine Reserve is comprised of 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic apples. It is double-distilled and aged in oak for a minimum of 2 years, 50% of which were new oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    42.0
  • 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

"Brilliant gold in color with heavy vanilla tones along with some apple and pear on the bouquet. Dried fruit notes creep out from underneath the almost artificial vanilla palate. Though the finish is mostly sweet, there are hints of medicinal and slightly acidic flavors at the end with an angular mouthfeel."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet