Père Magloire Fine V.S. Calvados

The Data

Category   Brandy

Sub-Category   Calvados

Origin   Normandy

Retail Price   $34.99

ABV   40%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, crystal clear.

Aromatics

The nose is very floral and fruity with many expressions of apple offered such as juice, fresh picked apple, and baked apples.

Flavor

The palate surely echoes the nose delivering a lush and sweet apple-focused core with lovely wood-derived notes of caramel and brown baking spices.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with long, lingering fruit notes capped by a slightly tart dose of acidity that keeps it fresh and balanced.

Cool Factor

A

Calvados as a category starts at a cool level higher than most any other. Sadly, this is one of the most misunderstood and under appreciated categories. Make it a goal to drink more Calvados this year!

Value Grade

C+

Calvados, like most French brandy, is not cheap and $35 is certainly sensible while we would love to see Père Magloire entry-level offering at under $30.

Analysis

The Père Magloire brand was established in 1821 and has now seen eight generations of cellar masters, as well as a few ownership changes. Today Père Magloire is the largest Calvados brand in France and throughout the world. Père Magloire offers 10 expressions of Calvados, as well as a Pommeau, with their Fine V.S. being at the introduction of the range.

How to Enjoy

Sip neat after dinner or use in cocktails as this makes a very refreshing drink/aperitif when mixed with ginger ale/beer.

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