Adrien Camut Calvados Pays d'Auge 6 Year Old
The Adrien Camut Calvados is produced in the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy, France, at the Domaine de Semainville, owned and run by seventh-generation distillers Jean-Michel, Emmanuel, and Jean-Gabriel Camut. Distilled from 100% apples grown in orchards planted in the hautes-tiges style; many of the apples are heritage varieties. The cider is fermented in wood for 10–11 months and twice distilled on copper pot stills fuelled by wood. Aged for a minimum of 6 years, reduced with rainwater and aged in large vats and tonneaux made primarily of Limousin oak and filled no higher than 75% full to promote oxidation; no new wood is used. A nose of papaya, milk chocolate and vanilla wafer, apple soda, and mushroom leads to a textural palate of plum, dried apricots, date, and butterscotch with subtle rancio and pleasant acidity. A finish of cinnamon and fuzzy green herbs gently ends a ride you’ll want to take again and again.