I have mentioned before that Calvados is one of Vinomaker's all time favourite tipples (Thud's also), so I am constantly on the lookout for different ones that he might enjoy. I bought this bottle on my trip home to Liverpool last spring and Vinomaker just finished it (I don't know when he opened it). Seeing as my plane tickets are now booked for my next visit home I thought I'd start making a list of things that I want to buy when I'm on my hols.
Purchased from Tesco, this VSOP apple brandy comes from the appellation Pays d'Auge which is considered the finest amongst Calvados producing areas. Double distilled from fine Normandy cider, this particular offering had a rich, appley-bouquet and some well integrated vanilla on the palate, probably from the oak casks it was aged in. Or so Vinomaker tells me, I never touch the stuff. I think I may have bought myself a packet of Winegums in Tesco that day. Yum!