38 years straight from the cask
Non reduced Calvados, non filtered, on demand bottling, taken from the top part of the cask.
Calvados AOC (Protected Designation of Origin)
Year of distillation :
Between July 1st, 1980 and June 30th, 1981
Minimum of 38 years in oak barrels.
On demand bottling, taken from the top part of the cask (n°312).
Non filtered, non reduced – Stock : 40 bottles
Enormous Calvados with a lot of complexity. A multitude of aromas in which peach compote, prune, crème brûlée, saffron and leather tone meddle in. Then, Port, Madeira wine and old Banyuls scents appear. Moreover, very light hints of white flower, sandalwood and eucalyptus.
The palate is round, long, smooth and full-bodied with tarte tatin and crystallised apple tastes. A surprising intensity with an important contrast combining white pepper, crystallised orange and vanilla cream. An exceptional, rich, generous and complex Calvados. The aromatic densities, olfactory and gustative contrasts (freshness and density) are the essential featuresof this very rare product.
Serving suggestion :
This Calvados must be consumed preferably in a Calvados or « tulipe » glasses, at 18–20 °C.
We advice to leave this Calvados about 15 minutes in a glass before tasting.
With optimal preservation conditions (constant cellar temperature), Calvados can be kept about 10 years.
To open these bottles, it is advised to cut the wax at the level of the joint between the cork and the bottle with a knife.
On the top of the bottle marketed in a wooden box is the seal « PH », which are the initials of our ancestor: Pierre Huet. On the label, you can find: the age, the cask number, the bottling date and the alcohol degree at bottling.
Our Calvados AOC is obtained by a simple distillation of cider in an “alambic à colonne” (simple distillation still).
First, the juice obtained by pressing the apples is completely fermented (12 months) in one hundred year old oak barrels.
Our still is heated by an innovative and unique process in Normandy: woodchips. Woodchips produced on the Estate serves as ecological combustible.
Calvados obtained is 70% proof. Finally the Calvados Cordon Argent ages in separate oak barrels for a minimum of 20 years.
For further information, download the detailed technical description of this product.