Père Magloire Calvados VSOP

Calvados

Père Magloire // Calvados Pays d'Auge, France

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    81
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 13 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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

"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."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Woody