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Calvados 50 ans (50 years) has been aged for at least 50 years in a wooden vat and toasted oak barrels.
Calvados 50 ans has been aged for at least 50 years in a wooden vat and toasted oak barrels.
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.
Aging: Fifty years minimum. In toasted 1200 litre (264 imp gallon) and subsequently 400 litre (88 imp gallon) oak barrels. Bottled when ordered.
Eyes: Mahogany colour, blonde highlight.
Nose: Delicate and fine. Gingerbread fragrances, caramel candied apples enhanced by coffee mocha notes.
Mouth: Intense and round. Aromas of candied oranges, butterscotch and baked apples. Long and silky finish.
- Storage: very long, bottles upright without special precautions.
- As a Digestive: Drinking temperature 20-22°C (68 to 72°F). Will go well with a mild cigar. The end of the glass shows complex, powerful aromas.
Bottle type: 70 cl