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Dupont Hors d'Age Calvados

Dupont Hors d'Age Calvados

Precio habitual £85.00
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Dupont Hors d'Age Calvados: A Journey Through Normandy in a Glass


For those seeking an exceptional Calvados experience, look no further than the Dupont Hors d'Age. Crafted by the Dupont family, renowned Calvados producers since 1887, this Hors d'Age (meaning "beyond age") expression transcends the ordinary. Aged for a minimum of six years in oak casks, it embodies the rich heritage and meticulous processes that define Calvados excellence.

This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory delights of Dupont Hors d'Age, exploring its aroma, flavour profile, and ideal serving suggestions.

A Legacy in Every Sip: The Dupont Hors d'Age Story

Nestled in the heart of the Pays d'Auge appellation in Normandy, Domaine Dupont meticulously cultivates a legacy of exceptional Calvados production. Their commitment to quality shines through in every aspect of the Dupont Hors d'Age.

The journey begins with their 30-hectare estate, where 13 distinct apple varieties flourish. These apples, meticulously selected for their unique flavour profiles, are then fermented into cider before undergoing a double distillation process in traditional copper pot stills. Finally, the Calvados rests in oak barrels, where the magic happens.

Unveiling the Essence: Aroma and Appearance

The first encounter with Dupont Hors d'Age is a visual treat. The spirit boasts a captivating golden-yellow hue, tinged with a hint of copper. As you swirl the Calvados in your glass, enticing aromas begin to emerge.

The initial impression is one of pleasant complexity. Delicate notes of wood mingle seamlessly with a core of fresh fruit, dominated by ripe apples and a surprising touch of banana. This foundation is further enriched by subtle floral hints of rose and jasmine, adding a touch of elegance.

A Symphony of Flavours: The Dupont Hors d'Age Palate

As the Dupont Hors d'Age graces your palate, prepare for a delightful symphony of flavours. The initial attack is surprisingly sweet, yet beautifully balanced. Ripe apple flavours take centre stage, reminiscent of freshly picked orchard fruit. Hints of wood, imparted by the oak cask ageing, gently emerge, adding depth and complexity.

The mid-palate reveals a touch of spice, adding a surprising and intriguing layer. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of the Calvados' exceptional quality.

Beyond the Glass: Perfect Serving Suggestions

Dupont Hors d'Age is a versatile spirit, perfect for enjoying in various ways. Here are some suggestions to elevate your Calvados experience:

  • Neat:  For the true connoisseur, savour Dupont Hors d'Age neat.  Sip it slowly in a snifter glass, allowing the full range of aromas and flavours to unfold.
  • Digestif:  After a delicious meal, Dupont Hors d'Age serves as an exceptional digestif. Its smooth, complex palate helps cleanse the palate and aids digestion.
  • Cheese Pairing:  Elevate your cheese board by pairing Dupont Hors d'Age with strong, flavourful cheeses like Comté, Roquefort, or aged cheddar. The sweetness of the Calvados cuts through the richness of the cheese, creating a delightful harmony.
  • Cocktail Inspiration:  While traditionally enjoyed neat, Dupont Hors d'Age can also be incorporated into creative cocktails. Experiment with recipes like the "Calvados Old Fashioned" or the "French Apple Martini" to discover new and exciting flavour combinations.

A Touch of Normandy for Every Occasion

Dupont Hors d'Age is more than just a spirit; it's a journey to the heart of Normandy captured in a bottle. Its exceptional quality, rich heritage, and versatility make it a perfect addition to any home bar. Whether enjoyed neat, as a digestif, or incorporated into a cocktail, Dupont Hors d'Age promises an unforgettable taste experience.

At The General Wine Company, we are proud to offer Dupont Hors d'Age amongst our collection of premium Calvados.  Explore the world of fine Calvados and discover the legacy of Dupont for yourself.


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