Thursday, October 6, 2016

Calvados Week: Domaine Hubert


Domaine Hubert is in the Pays D'Auge subregion of Calvados. There is no age statement on this bottle, but K&L, who brought it in, tells us it is around six years old, and it goes for a price that's pretty unusual for any French brandy.

Hubert Calvados, 42% abv ($30)

The nose has crisp, ripe apples. The palate is dry with oak and apple notes. The dry oak gives it a whiskey like quality. The finish is dry and woody, then it picks up a bit more apple and some bitterness.

This has a very different character than the Camut Calvados I reviewed on Tuesday. Whereas those are big and fruity, this one is dry and oaky. It's well balanced and complex. At $30, this stuff is an amazing deal, and I liked it better than the Camut 6 year old at double the price.

Get ready for more apple brandy next week but not from France.


3 comments:

My Annoying Opinions said...

Wow, your opinion of this really improved! Alas, my bottle has not.

sku said...

This was a tasting from a fresh bottle. Maybe there is batch variation or maybe air is not its friend. I don't know.

AWS Gabe said...

Lotta chatter about brandy recently. I'm excited for future Armagnac reviews as well!!!