Monday, February 25, 2013
Camut 15 year Calvados
While I've reviewed a California apple brandy, I've never reviewed a proper Calvados, the renowned French apple brandy. Camut is one of the most esteemed producers of Calvados and this one is a 15 year old Pays d'Auge from K&L's exclusive series (K&L is currently out of it but is expecting a new batch later this year). Pays d'Auge is a region of Calvados that requires more restrictions on the brandy (e.g. it must be double distilled in an alembic still).
Adrien Camut Calvados, 15 year old, K&L Exclusive, 40% abv. ($116)
The nose on this is really beautiful with apples and a slight touch of wood. The palate is spicy, like a spiced apple cider. It's got cinnamon, cloves, and even some pepper. It trails off into a peppery apple goodness with some clove notes at the very end.
This is a fun, spicy brandy. If you're a fan of apple brandy, you should definitely give it a try. It also makes me want to try some of the other Camut expressions.