Domaine du Tertre 2004 Calvados - Selected by Seelbach's
Barrel Type: French Oak
Proof: 110 proof
Bottle count: 80 bottles
Tasting Notes: Maple syrup with stewed apples on the nose. The nose is remarkable. I keep going back and it continues to evolve. There are pear and dried plums. Baking spice and star anise. The taste is syrupy be quickly moves to dried apple and oak. The finish is about a medium. There's a nice, bright pop from the proof. This is followed by mellow oak and raisins.
Domaine du Tertre is run by two brothers who make cider and distill a small amount of it into Calvados. They use around 30 varieties of apple, ferment it for six months without heating and use indigenous yeast. Like many French brandy producers, they distill on a traveling column still.