40% ABV, 750 ml, A blend of 40 - 50 year old Calvados
This Calvados produced by seventh-generation distillers Jean-Michel, Emmanuel, and Jean-Gabriel Camut in the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, France, at Domaine de Semainville.
Distilled from 100% apples grown in orchards planted in the hautes-tiges style; many of the apples are heritage varieties
Cider is fermented in wood for 10–11 months
Twice distilled on copper pot stills fueled by wood
Aged 40–50 years
Reduced with rainwater and aged in large vats and tonneaux made primarily of Limousin oak and filled no higher than 75% full to promote oxidation; no new wood is used
"Pomegranate and lemon on the nose transition to a palate of delectable rancio and minerality with hints of rosemary sap and brûléed sugar. A long finish offers haunting tannin with notes of peat and prune."