Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Pacory 15 Calvados
I was a big fan of the cask strength Pacory Reserve Calvados that K&L brought in last summer. Now they have a 15 year old Pacory, though not at cask strength. Pacory is in the Domfrontais sub-region which means that it must be composed of at least 30% pear. This one is 100% pear.
Pacory 15 year old, 42% abv ($60)
Despite the 100% pear composition, the nose still has strong apple notes with just a hint of pear. On the palate it starts with sweet fruit then turns dry and spicy. The finish is spicy and just slightly bitter.
This is great stuff, balanced and drinkable. I think I like it even better than the Reserve, which I liked a lot.