Brewed by Domaine Familial Louis Dupont
Style: Cider
Victot-Pontfol, France


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This natural cider has matured six months in oak casks which had previously contained calvados and has been bottled at the domaine dupont 14430 Victot-Pontfol France. ABV Varies year to year from 6.5 ti 7.5

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Clear honey colored pour with minimal bubbly head. Nose and flavor bring gorgeous tart apple skins, hints of oak tannin, funk, cheesecloth, and apple juice. Flavor brings a touch less acidity and bite, but still that amazing complex real apple skin character. Clean, refreshing, and ridiculously clean for 7%; I can’t even imagine the volume I could drink were it cheaper. Fantastic.

JulienHuxley (6002) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2018
Bottle shared. Clear, deep orangey gold pour with thin foamy white head. Aroma is really nice, ripe apple, nice oak aromas, mild funk, light lemon rind. Taste is lightly sweet, boozy, lots of oak flavors, some horsey funk. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Very tasty, nice wild character that seems brought under control by the barrel aging.

alexsdad06 (11389) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 Bottle shared by Tmoney99 early 2014 from notes. Pours a clear golden color with a few bubbles. The aroma and flavor have nice sweet and mildly tart apples, honey, apple peel, wood, vanilla, better than most ciders.

kraddel (9428) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Pours yellow, no head. Smell is intense oaky. Bit sharp from the calvados' taste is sharp, apple, intense carbo. Nice woody notes, some of the barrel lives trough. Very nice indeed !

Grzesiek79 (4513) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Many thanks for this Cider to mkujon. Recolte 2012. My version from this year was 7,5%. Juz sama butelka, jej ksztalt etykieta zapowiada prestizowego cydra. Czy tak jest? otoz tak, jak najbardziej. Cudowny aromat jablkowej tarty, mnostwo szarlotki z cynamonem, wytrawne, kwaskowe jablka. Wszystko w smaku i aromacie. Wyglad po nalaniu to musujace babelki jak w najlepszym szampanie, szybko rosnaca pianka, srednio trwala. Jak na cydra to naprawde dlugo trwala. Jasne i klarowne, smakowalo jakby wlasnie bylo z osadem. Pelno jablek i to moje ciagle skojarzenie z nalesnikami z jablkami polanymi kilkoma kroplami cytryny. Wytrawne i ozezwiajace, alkohol zupelnie nie wyczuwalny. Raz jeszcze dzieki Mariusz za tego fenomenalnego cydra.

magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Bottle @ The Birch - clear gold, still. Big apple brandy, funk, sweetness, finishes dry. Fabulous!

daniele (10002) - ITALY - JUL 2, 2017
bottle 2014 oro carico quasi arancio leggermente frizzante mela buccia legno buona secchezza leggero vinoso

luttonm (7078) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle at Portland tasting. 2012 harvest. Cidery white head, clearish yellow. Very funky nose. Sweet, funky yeast. Very rough fruit. Lots of vanilla. Nice.

phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2017
750 ml bottle from The Party Source. Lovely shape and simple label, which states that the apples were harvested in 2015 and matured in calvados casks in 2016. Pours a mostly clear, but rich gold with a small fizzy white head that vanishes, although some tiny rising carbonation bubbles remain all the way down in my stemmed Oakhold glass. Notes of sweet apple, oak, vanilla, earth, caramel, and honey. The aroma is cleaner and more apple-forward and a little tart, while the flavor is sweeter and suggests more sugars. Medium-plus bodied, with low to modest carbonation and a sweet, coating, mostly smooth mouthfeel. Great stuff.

rosenbergh (12021) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
750 ml bottle. #4151. 7.5%. Vintage 2015. Courtesy of Euphemos.
Clear golden color with a tiny white head. Musty apple aroma with freshness, cork, cookie sweetness and some vanilla in the aroma. The flavor is dry apple, must, vanilla, sweetness, some cork and mild dessert wine notes. Soft carbonation. Almost too sweet.

S_Side_Smitty (802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2017
Pours yellow-gold and clear with a small white head. Aroma is fermented apples and a medicinal botrytis-like funk. Taste is sweet with mellow apple flavors leading to a medicinal fungal finish. Not bad.

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