Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2005 42% 700ml$134.00
Here we appreciate the constant quality of the Domfrontais origin Calvados where a high ratio of pear to apple brings softness, roundness and ripe aromatics. The older vintage are more concentrated in aromas; this 2005 succeed in being an amazingly mature yet young calvados
Massenez Calvados Vieux 40% 700ml$113.00
Alcoholic Strength: 40% Content: 700ml Appellation: AOC Calvados Area of Origin: Calvados France Vintage: Old Variety: 100% Apples
Christian Drouin VSOP Pale & Dry Calvados Pays dÕAuge 40% 700ml$134.00
Double distilled, aged in small 225 litre former wine casks. Light amber colour. The nose offers a subtle blend of sweet cider, baked apples, gingerbread, vanilla and cinnamon hints evolving towards almond and bee wax fragrances On the palate this calvados is supple and generous with Tarte Tatin flavours and a fruity apple finish. "Amber hue with copper highlights. Focused, inviting nose suggestive of ripe apple and tarte tatin. The palate reveals a crisp, focused and fruity Calvados showing lovely balance and persistence. Ideal as an introduction to the category" Comments by Gilbert & Gaillard Awards: 2016 VSOP Awards Silver Medal, Concours Agricole de Paris, 2019 92/100 Excellent highly recommended, Ultimate spirits challenge, USA (2019) 93/100 Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017 (USA) Gold Medal concours de Paris 2017(France) Gold Medal 88/100 Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016 Silver Medal, Concours Agricole Paris 2016 (France) 4.5 stars, Bevx.com, Sean Ludford (USA), Eeb 2016 Brotherhood trophy, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet's contest 2015 (France) 91/100, « Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014 (USA) Silver Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2013 (UK) Silver Medal, San Francisco 2013 (USA) Silver Medal, IWSC London 2012 (UK) Silver Medal, San Francisco 2012 (USA)
Massenez Calvados Vieux Prisoner Carafe 40% 700ml$130.00
Alcoholic Strength: 40% Content: 700ml Appellation: AOC Calvados Area of Origin: Calvados France Vintage: NA Variety: 100% Apples
Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2008 42% 500ml$91.00
This 6 year old Calvados from famed producer Victor Gontier represents excellent value for money. The nose is full of stewed pear with little or no oak influence. The palate has excellent intensity with toffee apple and galangal on the finish.
Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2013 40% 500ml$83.00
A young, vibrant calvados distilled from apple and pear. This 2013 vintage comes from distiller/farmer Victor Gontier, who’s located in the Domfrontais region. According to the importers, “Long after the outcome of mobile phones, calling Victor Gontier on the only landline by their entrance door, one would enjoy a cacophony of chook noises , roosters calls, pigs squeals in the courtyard, confirming the authenticity of the place and thus of its production.” The controlled Domfrontais appellation requires at least 35 percent pear juice, which gives a softer character and lends itself to quicker maturation.
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge 8 years 41% 700ml$151.00
Roger Groult Calvados are on the best tables in France and around the world. Pays d'Auge is a sub region of Calvados, where the oldest orchards are found and double distillation under wood fire is compulsory. This region has the highest reputation for quality Calvados. Roger Groult 8 Years Old Calvados is already showing aromas and flavours of stewed apple, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and has a silky texture. This eight-year-old Calvados from Roger Groult expertly balances the freshness and fruitiness of youthful Eaux-de-vie with more mature cinnamon and vanilla flavours from the ageing process. This can be enjoyed with ice as an aperitif, at room temperature after dinner, or with the cheeseboard. A good starting point for discovering Calvados, which would also pleased connoisseurs.
Christian Drouin X.O Calvados Pays dÕAuge 42% 700ml$172.00
Golden colour. Double distilled, aged in small oak casks, this Calvados offers a harmonious nose mixing baked apples, almond and spice hints. The mouth is supple, soft and well developed. Fruity at first it evolves towards vanilla and woodier notes. Awards: XO Awards Score 90+, Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, 2019 Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirit Competition (USA), 2019 Silver Medal, Concours Agricole de Paris, 2018, (France) Bronze Medal, Cambremer, 2018, (France) 5 stars, Bevx.com 2017 (USA) Silver Medal, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 (Hong Kong) Double Gold Medal, 10th annual judging of craft spirits by the American Distilling Institute 2016 (USA) Best of Category, 10th annual judging of craft spirits by the American Distilling Institute 2016 (USA) 98/100, « Extraordinary, ultimate recommendation", Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016 (USA) Silver Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2015 Silver Gilt Medal, Vimoutiers 2015 (France) 94/100, « Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015 (USA) Award of Excellence, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet's contest 2015 (France) Silver Medal San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2014 (USA) 92/100 "Excellent, Highly Recommended", Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 (USA) Gold Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2013 (UK) Silver Medal, Bruxelles 2013 (Belgium) 88/100, Guilde Gilbert & Gaillard 2014 (France) 92/100 Ultimate Spirits 2013 (USA) « Prix Vinalies » 2012 (France) Gold Medal, Vimoutiers 2012 (France)
Pere Jules Calvados Pays D'Auge 3 years 42% 700ml$123.00
After letting it age for 3 years in oak barrels, this Calvados still offers all of the vigor and freshness of a young spirit. Its green apple aromas are still very present and reveal all their flavor in your cocktails and sorbets. It’s an expression of pure apple!
Victor Gontier Calvados Domfrontais 2009 42% 700ml$122.00
"Double distilled for optimal flavour and strength. Savoury with sweet notes of apple and pear." Alcoholic Strength: 42% Content: 700ml Appellation: AOC Domfrontais Area of Origin: Calvados France Vintage: 2009Variety: 70% Apples, 30% Pears
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge 3 years 40% 700ml$115.00
Roger Groult's 3-Year-Old Calvados is fresh and full of fruitiness. This allows the apples to shine through and works chilled on its own, with tonic or in a variety of cocktails. Awarded World's Best Calvados at the World Drinks Awards 2014 and 2016.
Comte Louis de Lauriston Calvados Domfrontais Fine 2 years 40% 700ml$94.00
Young Calvados aged over two years in oak casks. Very fruity nose and taste of apples and pears. To be served on the rocks, as a cocktail or as a long drink, ideal for cooking or for granités. Awards: Gold Medal, concours International de Lyon 2015 Gold Medal, Gilbert & Gaillard, 2015 Bronze Medal, Caen 2006 (France) For more Comte Louis de Lauriston, CLICK HERE
Christian Drouin Hors D'Age Calvados Pays d'Auge 42% 700ml$206.00
This Calvados has been aged over 15 years in small oak casks and shows the complexity that makes Christian Drouin "Coeur de Lion" the star of Calvados. The colour is flamboyant amber flame like; the nose is complex and balanced. On the palate, it is smooth, dominated by wood and spices, with great length. Should be allowed to breathe in the glass before tasting. Perfect with a cigar. "Calvados Hors d'Age Christian Drouin Normandy's best-known spirit Calvados sometimes gets forgotten about in the corporate spirits world but this artisanal product deserves more attention. Having spent 15 years in small casks it has a lovely amber hue and spicy notes plus vibrant apple skin and dried fruit on both the nose and palate. Great length with a fiery 42% alcohol finale to warm your cockles" Decanter.com - Dec. 2009 - TOP 10 SPIRITS FOR CHRISTMAS "Christian Drouin Hors d'Age Calvados Pays d'Auge : hint of rancio, spirits esters and dried orange. Soft entry; serious spirit with lots of fine tannins. Nearly seamless integration of fruit and oak. Best value" Santé- October 2008 - Calvados Normandy's Noble Spirit by David Furer (USA) An exceptional spirit worth a special search ! "Brilliant clarity and sharply drawn flavours; rich, snappy and thrilling". Anthony Dias Blue (USA) The Complete book of Spirits - 2007 - Harpers Collins Publisher "Light amber colour. Cooked apples, hints of vanilla, caramel and citrus. A stunning and complex example of small production calvados" - Beverage Media - January 2004- Calvados Selections (USA) Awards: Horsd'Age Awards Gold Medal, Concours Agricole de Paris, 2019 Gold Medal, Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, 2019 Silver Medal, ADI's Judging of Craft Spirits (USA), 2019 Silver Medal "remarkable", IWSC, 2018 (UK) Gold Medal, Gilbert & Gaillard 2017 (France) Silver Medal, Concours de Lyon 2017 (France) Bronze Medal, All Wines Asia 2017 ( Hong Kong) Silver Medal "outstanding"l, IWSC London 2016 (UK) 1st prize, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet 2016 (France) Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2016 (France) Silver Medal, Hong Kong 2015 Silver Outstanding Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2014 (UK) "Prix d'Excellence", Vinalies Nationales 2013 (France) 95/100, "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation", Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 (USA) Silver Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2010 (UK) 88/100 Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard 2010 (France) ***** Highest Recommendation - Spirit Journal Dec. 2009 (USA) « Prix d'Excellence », Vinalies 2009 (France) 95/100 Dina Viner Dec. 2008 - Mikael Christiansson (Sweden) Silver Medal, Brussels World Contest 2007(Belgium) Silver Medal, Vimoutiers 2007(France) Silver Medal, I.S.C. London 2006 (UK) Silver Medal, Metz 2006(France) Gold Medal, Paris 2005(France) Gold Medal, Lisieux 2005, 2004, 1996, 1993(France) Gold Medal, Best Calvados , San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2003(USA) Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2003 Silver Medal, Caen 2003(France) "Classic (96-100) Highest Recommendation"in The WINE ENTHUSIAST- Dec. 2002 (USA) Gold Medal, Brussels World Contest 2002 (Belgium) Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2000 (USA) **** Vin & Mat n° 1, 2000 (Sweden)
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge 3 years 40% 500ml$83.00
The slightly smaller sibling. Roger Groult's 3-Year-Old Calvados is fresh and full of fruitiness. This allows the apples to shine through and works chilled on its own, with tonic or in a variety of cocktails. Awarded World's Best Calvados at the World Drinks Awards 2014 and 2016.
Roger Groult Calvados Pays D'Auge Venerable 18 years 41% 700ml$227.00
Old apple and cherry wood characters with galangal and old orange peel flavours. Good weight, has spice, a thick mouth-filling texture, and excellent length. Superb calvados: just the right mix of fruit and barrel development. Colour: Tawny Nose: Very complex floral bouquet .Persistent, good compromise between fruity and wooded notes. Old apple and Cherry wood characters with galangal and old orange peel flavours. Palate: Good weight, has spice, a thick mouth-filling texture, and excellent length. Powerful and lasting in the mouth, smooth and subtle. This fine and well-rounded Calvados is honest and sharp. Cellaring: Ready, but will Keep Notes: Superb, heavy Calvados. Just the right mix of fruit and barrel development. Old apple and cherry wood characters with galangal and old orange peel flavours. Good weight, has a spice, a thick mouth-filling texture, and excellent length. Superb calvados: just the right mix of fruit and barrel development. "WORLD'S BEST CALVADOS 2019"
Christian Drouin Tres Pomme Calvados 53% 700ml$138.00
Same recipe, same philosophy: Très Pomme is a limited edition bottled at a balanced degree of 53%.vol. A young calvados, high-grade wine with explosive aromas of raw apples. Aged in old casks, very expressive on the apple: young, powerful, full. The addition of a few drops of water releases the fruit aromas. Gold Medal (87/100) Gilbert & Gaillard Competition 2022