Domaine Dupont Calvados Vielle Reserve

Calvados

Domaine Dupont // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    82
  • Avg. Rating

    2.5
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

This Calvados is made from 80% bittersweet apples and 20% acidic apples that are harvested between September and November. The Vielle Reserve is doubled-distilled 6 months after fermentation and is aged for a minimum of 4 years in toasted 88-gallon barrels, 25% of which are new.

  • 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 and a sweet, candied apple nose give way to fresh anise tones on the tongue. Lingering hints of oak and citrus as well as vanilla spice round out the finish. Adding a drop or two of water helps brighten the flavor and balance the palate."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet