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Louis de Lauriston – Pommeau de Normandie

Louis de Lauriston – Pommeau de Normandie

Cider Profile:

Name: Louis de Lauriston – Pommeau de Normandie
Sampled August 2019

Brand:  Louis de Lauriston
Location of Brewing:
Domfront, France
Website Link:
Apple Juice, Calvados
Gluten Free:
Sugar Content: N/A

Size(s) available: 700ml (Bottle)
LCBO Vintages 2019 (Special Order) via Slate Chalk Gravel
Rust, hazy
None visible, still

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Strong astringent aroma. Syrupy, sour and sweet apples.
Initial Taste: Harsh bite from acidity. Strong ,sharp musty apples with some semi-sweet notes
After Taste: Lingers a long time. Becomes smoother and sweeter at the end but still has lingering astringency.  Has a film-like mouth feel.
On ice: Lighter, less astringent but also less flavourful.

Additional Notes:  Pommeaus are a mix between the apple based liquor style Calvados and apple juice (at around 50/50). The Louis de Lauriston is musty and astringent but easier to drink than a straight calvados.  It’s still, long lasting and quite flavourful.  Reminds us of a thick, natural, non-alcoholic, non-filtered cider.  Fresh tasting.  Nice as an aperitif or a digestif.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 3.5
Crisp – 1.5
Dry – 3.5
Fruity – 3

Next recommendations:
More Sweet – Great Cider – Ice Cider
More Sour – 
More Dry – Calvados Boulard – Pays d’auge
More Crisp – 

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