Père Magloire Calvados VSOP
Père Magloire // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France
This is the 4 year old VSOP from Calvados mainstay Pere Magloire. Here the fruit is all from the grand cru Pays d'Auge and distilled twice on column stills before a slumber in oak. The Magloire name has long been associated with the region, and can boast being the most successful brand in 1900.
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
"This is a good introduction to calvados. The aromatics feature a healthy bit of bruised, red apple fruit with a touch of vanilla. Perhaps not the most complex, but very easy to enjoy. The palate continues on these themes, but ultimately the sweetness/oaky-ness betrays the fruit a bit. A nice starting point, and an especially attractive choice for those adventuring from the world of whiskey."