Busnel Calvados VSOP Vielle Reserve
SKU: 08043259557

Busnel Calvados VSOP Vielle Reserve

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750ml
$47.99

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Category Calvados
Region France
Brand Busnel
Alcohol/vol 40%
A non-chill filtered whiskey finished in first-fill, flame charred bourbon barrels, resulting in sweet floral aromas with hints of green apples, with rich flavor notes of malt, green apple, cracked nuts, and mild spice. Served with an apple or pear sorbet or served at room temperature accompanying a Normandy cheese,
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First aroma is apple-like and nicely acidic; later on, huskier notes of oak, hard cheese, baked apple, baked pear and beeswax appear. Palate entry is lean, off-dry, and alluringly baked and wax-like; at midpalate the taste profile turns drier, more caramel- and toffee-like, even maple-like. Concludes bittersweet, refreshingly astringent and resiny. Best Buy.

Paul Gregutt, August 1, 2005