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Christian Drouin Millésime 1989 Calvados

Bottle size
700ml
ABV
42%
Vintage year
1989
Calvados age
Vintage
$ 250
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Eye: Bright and attractive colour with light tawny hints and topaz yellow highlights.

Nose: Pleasant grilled, smoked and fruity nose with almonds and baked apples.

Palate: Full mouth with powerful tannins, lingering taste.

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Description

Christian Drouin Millésime 1989 Calvados

Christian Drouin Millésime 1989 Calvados is a wonderfully well-aged calvados from the vintage year of 1989. Having undergone a double distillation process it finally finished the aging process in sherry 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.

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

Pour Calvados 1989 into the glass and allow it to sit for a few minutes as the aromas open up, then slowly sip the delicious nectar, neat at room temperature. You may want to add a few ice cubes to the glass or a drop of mineral water. Pair with a Tarte Tatin as a digestive alongside dessert. Or complete the tasting after your meal with a quality Prince Hoyo cigar.

Awards

Silver Medal, Bruxelles Competition, 2018 (Belgium)

World's Best Calvados, World Calvados Awards, 2017 (UK)

Silver Medal, Best in class, I.W.S.C. London 2008 (UK)

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