Chauffe-Coeur VSOP Calvados

Chauffe-Coeur VSOP Calvados

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Aged a minimum of 6 years in oak. There is no caramel or sugar added and it’s an earthy, bold Calvados, with flavors of baked apple, toffee, oaky vanilla and an off-dry finish

86 Proof - 43% ABV

“Up front, there’s a stunning array of ambrosial scents, including baked apple strudel, clove, cinnamon, apple peel, and unsweetened apple juice; later sniffs pick up riper, earthier fragrances, such as cigar box, pipe tobacco, brambles, tomato vine, black tea, and tree bark. Entry is stone dry, tart, and astringent, and only mildly apple-like, but more than anything it’s the mouth-puckering tartness that rules the day; mid-palate suddenly turns richer and spicier as the taste profile at this point doesn’t wholly reflect the entry stage, and that’s fine by me as the flavor becomes intensely orchard fruit-like and zesty. Finishes long, ripe, spicy (allspice now), and bittersweet.” -4 Stars/Highly Recommended, Paul Pacult, The New Kindred Spirits, 2021

"Exceptional." -95pts/Gold medal, Beverage Tasting Institute, 2012

Wine Enthusiast: 95
Aromas of baked apple and wood with subtle scents of nutmeg, apple peel, flowers and earth. Entry is austere at first then explodes in assertive waves of apple pastry, mineral, stone and oaky vanilla; a delicious layer of honey/light toffee is added at midpalate. Finish is elegant, dry to off-dry, and wonderfully toffee-like.