callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Hazy golden-orange body. Fizzy white head quickly receded after forming. Nose is bright funky apples. The maturation in the Calvados barrels adds miscellaneous fruity notes and oak. Flavor carries a nice semi-sweet apple component, light acidity and oak. Medium to light bodied, effervescent carbonation, refreshing finish. Complex and enjoyable.
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 (10104) - 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 (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
750 ml bottle. #4151. 7.5%. Vintage 2015. Courtesy of Euphemos.S_Side_Smitty (766) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2017
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.
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. minutemat (5418) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
75cl bottle. Pours clear deep gold, thin white head that persists. Aroma of soft brown sugar, calvados, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, fairly complex with some interesting vanilla, cinnamon and fudge notes rising above a medium apple fruit character. Relatively subtle calvados influence which I think benefits the cider well. Very good.
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle: Vintage 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Lively and quick disappearing white head. Cloudy yellow body.
Nose of apple skin, ferme ted apple, cellar, stone, wood, spice, earth, cabbage, rubber...
Flavour of apples, liquor, bitter tart (not sour), vinous, wood, earth, grapes, apple peel/skin, fermented apples, light dust and sulphur...
Aftertaste is earthy, sulphur, apple peel, tart (not sour), little chemical...
Medium carbo, sparkling mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
Does not get better with time and air. Every sip gets more difficult... pfff... anstei (2169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4, 2015 vintage. Pours clear golden. Aroma is light funk, but also clearly a lot of dry green apples. Body is medium and fruity sweet, crisp carbonation. Palate lingers with sweet apples, lots of flesh. Juicy and really tasty, but just a tad too sweet for the ultimate drinking experience. I should age this. markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle shared with a friend, poured a deep yellow golden colour, nose of fresh sweet apple juice, vanilla, green apples, light sweet pears, oak, warm sweetness of calvados barrels, light cinnamon, brightly carbonated. Refreshing czar (9004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
pours almost clear bright yellow with a small white cap, healthy bubbles. woodsy honeyed apples, soft tannins - obvious calvados; leaves, lots of flowers, yeast, minerals. bright carbonation, light to medium body - oily; semi-sweet and woody lightly tannic finish. semi-sweet oaky cider with lots of farmhouse character, which is domaine familial dupont’s signature. much enjoyed! ciocanelu (2465) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 19, 2016
Clear golden color, a bit of off-white head. Aroma has intense fermented apples and some oak. Taste is really sweet at first with ripe apples, honey and some apple pits bitterness on the finish. Overall it’s quite sweet, not really easy to drink but quite tasty.