Calvados ~ 12 Year Old

This is an intense and complex Calvados from Normandy (France). On the nose there are pleasant hints of roasted coffee, confit of apples, and vanilla. On the palate the apples develop gradually to become dominant, ending in a long and pleasant finish. Perfect on its own as an aperitif or accompanied by glazed ham, roasted pork, soft cheeses, or fruit desserts.

Grape Variety / Blend: Bittersweet Apple and Acid Apple

Winery / Estate: Famille Dupont

An intense, complex apple brandy from Normandy (France). Aged for 12 years in oak barrels, with 25% of new oak. With hints of roasted coffee, confit apples, and vanilla. The aromas of apples develop gradually to become dominant. Pairs well with glazed ham, roasted pork, soft cheeses, or fruit desserts.

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Product-Type: Brandy
Spirits-Nose: Intense Complex
Spirits-Mouth: Intense and round Smooth
Spirits-Finish: Long
Spirits-Category: Blended Malt Whisky
Spirits-Distillate: Apples are mixed, crushed and pressed
Spirits-Age: 12 yrs
Spirits-Distillation Date: N/V
Spirits-Distillation Degree: 25.00%
Spirits-Natural Degree: 42.00%
Spirits-Bottle Degree: 30.00%
Spirits-Barrel Ageing: Oak barrels, with 25% of new oak
Spirits-Celler Zone: Middle then high humidity
Spirits-Presentation: Wooden box
Spirits-Robe: Light Golden


Famille Dupont

The Famille Dupont Family estate consists of 30 hectares (74 acres) of orchards in Normandy, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge region. The estate produces ciders, pommeau and calvados. For more than 25 years now, the Estate has resolutely followed a path towards high quality. By drawing on the best techniques used to make cognac and its great blends, Etienne Dupont has studied, tried out and refined his cellar work to reach the same levels of elegance and expressiveness as found in the best wines.

Some of these techniques, such as manual sorting of the apples, and even working with an oenologist are found only very rarely in the making of cider. But just as for wine, the quality of the apples is still the first essential step. It is only after this that the creation of cider can make the most of the apple and its terroir.

Specialities of the estate: Ciders bearing a vintage date... a cider blend aged in oak... a blend using traditional methods of making sparkling wines... an apple "sweet wine"... cask strength calvados.

Thanks to their qualities of elegance and authenticity, the ciders and calvados from the Domaine Dupont are nowadays appreciated in many countries world-wide. A very great majority of its production goes for export.