Calvados refers to a geographical particularity of the Norman coast, close to Arromanches, the famous D Day landing point in the calvados county, where two bare cliffs (bold -calva in latin- backs -dorsa) were used by boats as a landmark. Calvados is a cider spirit made with specific apples or pears, some of them being very old varieties. Read More »
A bottle of Boulard's Extra Calvados. This expression was certainly not rushed, it took seven years of selection and blending by the Cellar Master before they were happy to release it. This is a rich, fruity Calvados with a long finish.
Once France's best selling Calvados brand in the 1900s, Pere Magloire has a rich history. This was bottled in the same year as previous owners, legendary Champagne house, Veuve Clicquot, took over. 'Age Inconnu' was an old version of the XO classification, which indicated the spirit was aged for at least six years, but in reality was often much longer.
An old bottle of Lemorton's 1926 vintage Grande Reserve Vieux Calvados. Didier Lemorton are based in the village of Mantilly and are considered to produce some of, if not the, best Calvados in the Domfrontais appellation.