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BOULARD CALVADOS GRAND SOLAGE PAYS D'AUGE AC, Pays d’Auge
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BOULARD
Bright medium-deep orange tinged gold colour. Pungent, spicy, honeyed, intense, warm ripe apple purée nose with some lifted caramel notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, wonderfully smooth. quite rich and spicy with gently honeyed, intense, warm ripe baked apple flavours plus a long, lingering, gently tangy, vanilla-caramel finish. Great served neat or on the rocks with appetizers - even foie gras! You will find this unique apple based eau-de-vie (aka Brandy) in the Cognac-Brandy section of the LCBO in over 200 stores. Boulard is family-owned and was founded in 1825. TONY ASPLER / 93-points / BEST BUY - Deep amber colour; rich baked apple,caramel, toast and wood spice on the nose; medium-bodied, elegant, dry, enticing flavours of apple, cinnamon and vanilla; rich and full on the palate, creamy mouth-feel with a spicy, baked apple flavour and unconscionable length with a buttery, nutty finish. The Grand Solage de Boulard is from the tiny Pays d'Auge appellation in the heart of Normandie and is double distilled with 40% alcohol and lot number L313171C38A on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 296228
Type Spirit - Brandy
Agent PMA Can
Country France
Region Normandie
Rating ***(93 points)
Smooth, Spicy Apple Essence
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Available in over 200 LCBO outlets this has a $7 LTO until February 25, 2018. Produced using varieties aged 2 to 5 years from the Pays d'Auge provides this unique apple brandy with its aromatic and flavourful character. Baked and fresh apple aromas/flavours are the main calling cards with layers of pear, peach, and vanilla creating an elegant/flavourful experience. Delicious served neat. Price $ 49.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date February 6, 2018
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