Pere Jules Pommeau de Normandie AOC (apple juice + Calvados) 5 years 17% 700ml$61.00
Pommeau de Normandie is a produced by blending young Calvados (Apple brandy) with the must of fresh apples to a strength of 17%. This blend is then wood aged for a minimum of three years, though this Le Pere Jules bottling has seen more than five years in oak. This process is not dissimilar to that of Pineau des Charentes. Served slightly chilled as an aperitif, or with cheeses.
Lauriston Pommeau de Normandie Christian Drouin 17% 700ml$55.00
Lauriston Pommeau de Normandie Christian Drouin 17% 700ml: Pommeau is obtained by blending Calvados with cider-apple juice. The cider-apple juice (the must) is mixed before fermentation with Calvados in the proportion 3/4 must to 1/4 Calvados of 65°. The essential mellowness is the result of ageing in oak casks. This aperitif full of flavor has a strength of 16° to 18°. It should be served chilled in a tulip glass. It is perfect in a scooped-out melon, with foie gras or with an apple dessert ; much appreciated for the confection of cocktails, it also works wonders in the kitchen as an ingredient in sauces and creams. "The Pommeau de Normandie "Coeur de Lion" is exuberantly fruity, slips down the throat far too easily given its 17% alcohol content, and once in the mouth, its freshness as well as its aroma of baked apples and buttery brown sugar are quite fascinating". Awards: Robert M. Parker gave Pommeau de Normandie "Coeur de Lion" a 92/Very Highly Médaille d'Argent, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014 Médaille d'Argent, Challenge to the Best French Wine & Spirits Competition Hong Kong 2014 Médaille d'Argent, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2012 Médaille d'Argent, Challenge to the Best French Wine & Spirits Competition Hong Kong 2012 For more Comte Louis de Lauriston, CLICK HERE