Adrien Camut 40 years Prestige
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Adrien Camut 40 years Prestige

Distillery / brand
Country
Content Size
0.7 liter
Alcohol percentage
40%
Age
40 - 50 years

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€ 429,95 (incl. VAT)

  

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Since the 1800s, the Camut family has grown 46.5 hectares of apple trees in the Pays d'Auge, the finest growing region for Calvados. In Normandy, 800 types of apples are grown; the Camut family grow about 25 of these, all of which are hand-harvested at optimum maturity between October and mid-December. While pears are allowed in Calvados (actually mandatory in the Domfrontais region with a minimum of 30%), only apples grown on the Camut property are used in Camut calvados.

Cider is made from these apples and rests in oak barrels for 10 or 11 months. In September, the cider is double-distilled with two of the property's wood-fueled stills, one of which is 75 years old. It enters the barrels at 126 proof, then is reduced by about 20 proof. During the first 2 years, the calvados is frequently transferred between barrels in an effort to promote oxidation. No new barrels are used; most have their origin in Limousin and average 50 years of age.

For its third birthday, the calvados is placed in large wooden vats or foudres. These are always kept between 2/3 and 3/4 full, which allows for a constant exchange of oxygen and a gradual reduction and concentration of the apple brandy. The blends are as natural as possible--time alone has mellowed these rich, lush spirits.

Tasting notes:

40-50 years old, 40 proof. Deep amber color. Tremendous legs. Nutty vanilla on the nose. Deep notes of preserved, baked apple, smoke, and prune. Impeccably balanced, earthy complexity. Long, pure finish.

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