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Christian Drouin Millésime 1962 Calvados

Bottle size
700ml
ABV
42%
Vintage year
1962
Calvados age
Vintage
$ 699
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Eye: Amber robe

Nose: Rounded on the nose with fragrances of boiled cider, nutmeg and roasted coffee. The eau-de-vie has retained lively and fruity notes of dried and over-ripe fruit.

Palate: Delicate, refined and elegant on the palate. Suave at first, evolving towards a touch of tannic dryness on the finish, with hints "flattened apple" compote.

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This is a pre-sale. Products will be shipped at the end of November (approximately)


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Description

Christian Drouin Millésime 1962 Calvados

Christian Drouin Millésime 1962 Calvados is a beautifully matured calvados from the vintage year of 1962. Having undergone a single distillation process it was then aged in old Calvados casks where the eaux-de-vie is enriched by the wood and retains its unique character as the years go by.

From fruity aromas of fresh apples to ripe apples, cooked apples, stewed apples and then dried fruit – the aromatic profile of the calvados is enhanced by floral and spicy notes taken from the wood. Meanwhile, the calvados gradually becomes smoother as the years pass by. It’s down to Christian Drouin and his son Guillaume to decide when the process is complete and the sweet liquid gold is ready for bottling.

The house of Drouin tells a story of passion starting in 1960 when Christian Drouin Senior became the owner of Fiefs SaintAnne on the Gonneville hills, near Honfleur. Once the farm was planted with apple trees, he acquired a hunger to produce his own calvados. For the next twenty years, he did just that going headfirst into the distillation process, before putting the eux-de-vie aside for aging. Ever since the family business has continued to blossom with Christian Drouin Junior and his son Guillaume now at the forefront of production and business management.

“My father inoculated me with the calvados virus.” - Christian Drouin

Presentation of the bottle

Displayed in a suave and sophisticated bottle, the presentation of the Millesime collection features bronzed embellishments including a lions crest which appears to be symbolic of the brand’s company logo. Further bronze details add an even further touch of opulence that contrasts well against the dark glass and black neck of the bottle. An elegant bottle design worthy of its place in even the most discerning of spirits collections.

How to enjoy

This well-matured calvados is best enjoyed neat at room temperature or topped up with a drop of mineral water and an ice cube. Serve as a digestive at the end of an indulgent meal and pair with a fine cigar of your choice to prolong the tasting even further.

Awards

Silver Medal, Concours Agricole Paris 2016 (France)

97/100 The Tasting Panel - June 2013 (USA)

90/100, Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard 2013 (France)

Silver Medal, IWSC London 2012 (UK)

Silver Medal, Vimoutiers 2010 (France)

Gold Medal, Vimoutiers 2009 (France)

Silver-gilt Medal, Vimoutiers 2015 (France)

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