Staff Pick

Lemorton 25 yr. Calvados

Item # 33539 750mL
$124.96/ Single Bottle
$1499.52/ Case of 12
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40.00%
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Tasting Notes

Husband and wife Didier and Martine Lemorton run this exquisite, tiny family estate that has been in the Lemorton name for many generations. This special southern part of Normandy known as the Domfrontais specializes in rare pear-based Calvados. Beautiful and polished when young, the older stocks are absolutely transformative in nature with a balance of complexity and elegance that is stunning and unmatched. These seductively aromatic spirits will leave you entranced with their beauty. With brandies aged 25 years and older this special reserve blend was bottled exclusively for us in tiny quantities. Notes include candied almond, raw honey, pipe tobacco, old leather, dried stone fruits, geraniums, cinnamon stick, dried flowers, and more.


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Staff Pick Notes

I am truly fortunate to be able to taste rare riches from the spirits industry. I’m then able to pass my experiences onto you. Alas, sometimes I feel no matter how hard I beat my chest or howl at the moon, there are some spirits that are willingly ignored, and no spirit is more neglected than Calvados. The Lemorton family was nice enough to bottle their 25 year exclusively for us here at Astor. Notes of fresh orchard fruit, clarified butter, marzipan, and old dry wood are the core of the bouquet. The palate is feather pillow soft with homemade caramel, dried apples, mead, and a long spicy finish. Why have we pitted ourselves against each other for young cult Bourbons when there’s 25 year Calvados for the same price? Because I honestly don’t know.

- SD