1984 LeMorton Calvados Domfrontais (750ml)
The Lemorton's distill their cider after aging it for eleven months in oak barrels. Distillation takes place in their own alambic, a single-distillation unit that distills to about 140 proof. The clear spirit then goes into barrels which have an average age of 30 years. The Lemortons sell some excellent young blends, including a five and 10-year-old. The jewels of the family crown, however, are the vintages like this amazing spirit. The palate is supple and easy going with a full and textural mouthfeel. The spirit is actually 60-80% pear which creates a more vibrant fruit flavor. The baking spice on the finish gives it a kick as it washes down.