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Staff Pick

Double Zero Cyril Zangs Cider Eau De Vie

Item # 34675 750mL
$79.96/ Single Bottle
$479.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

Demand for this very special eau de vie is so high that until now it had been completely unavailable elsewhere. Made from the highly prized cider of cult producer Cyril Zangs, Master Calvados Distiller Jean Roger Groult takes uses the cider made from over 30 varieties of apples including bitter & bitter-sweet (70%), sweet (20%), and sour (10%). The apples for the cider are cellared for several months after ripening to concentrate the sugars. Then they are gently pressed, slowly fermented, racked once and left to age on the lees for 10 months before distillation. Jean Roger uses his families artisanal 12 hectoliter direct wood fired pot still to slowly extract and refine the ciders core essence, taking severe measures to capture only the heart of the liquid. The spirit is then bottled at 100 proof with zero additives and zero filtration. Notes include green apples, vanilla bean, blade mace, garden flowers, hops, coconut oil, pine wax, decomposed autumn leaves, white chocolate, sweetgrass and candied almond. The sharp, mouth-watering acidity sings on the finish and the complexity is surprising, pure and almost mezcal like at times. One of the best things we have tasted so far this year. A stunning achievement from the next generation of superstars from Normandy. A must try,

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Staff Pick Notes

Sometimes we need to challenge our palate and take a chance on something out of the ordinary. Here is your opportunity. This is a wild apple eau de vie distilled by Jean Roger Groult (of the legendary Calvados house), made from cider, produced by Cyril Zangs, who enjoys a cult following among cider enthusiasts around the world. Together, they have created something special. Remember, It's not Calvados since it doesn't have the requisite barrel aging. It is however, meticulously crafted, vibrant, and is simultaneously sweet, sour, savory and earthy. As you might suspect, apples are foregrounded on the nose and palate, but it shows so much more; almonds, grass, pine and vanilla are all in play. Impossibly rare, share it with like-minded adventurers.

- EG