Domaine Louis Dupont, Calvados Pays D'Auge Original$ 108
The apples are mixed, crushed and pressed. The apple juice is fermented right out to give cider to be distilled. Double distillation is carried out 6 months after the fermentation has taken place. The first distillation gives the "petite eau" at 30% by volume and it is the second distillation, that of the "petite eau" which gives the Calvados.
Water white with very pale hints of yellow. Clear and brillant.
Powerful, fine, fresh and very complex for a Calvados of only this age, fruit at first then floral. The aromas of green apple and citrus predominate, with hints of cherry and floral notes.
Fresh attack, supple and round in the mouth, consistent, shows long and intense in retro-olfaction.