Christian Drouin Comte Louis de Lauriston Cidre Brut

Comte Louis de Lauriston is a brand belonging to the famous Paye d’Auge cider maker Christian Drouin. This cidre is named after Count Louis de Lauriston, the founder and the first President of the CHAIS DU VERGER NORMAND, which was set up in 1962 to commercialize high-quality calvados, poirés, ciders and pommeau produced in the Domfront region. To sell calvados internationally the Chais du Verger Normand joined forces with Christian Drouin.

Company: The Calvados Comte Louis de Lauriston
Place of Origin: Domfront, Normandy, France
Apples: a blend of 50 different varieties of apples
Sweetness as per label: brut
ABV: 4.5%
Package type: 750ml green glass champagne corked bottle
Recommended type of glass: white wine or flute

Appearance: pours a clear dark golden/copper with white head, which quickly dissipates. Carbonation is high.

Aroma/Nose: the nose is rich and has notes of fermented overripe red apples and apricot with some funk. I can also get a touch of wood and vanilla.

Taste: the first sip is moderately sweet with a moderate level of lemon-like acidity. Notes of wood, red overripe apples and seeds, light bitterness, moderate but still acceptable astringency, on the mid-palate. The finish is dry and with a pleasant lingering astringent and red apple taste.

Overall: Comte Louis de Lauriston Cidre is a really decent and nicely balanced cidre with the right level of sweetness and acidity. Also, the rich flavours and a pleasant lingering aftertaste contribute to the overall sensory impression of this cidre. I enjoyed having it and I think that everyone would appreciate a glass or a bottle of this delicious cidre. I would buy more. 4.5/6 

Availability: In the UK from Noble Green Vines. Locally from Salon Win i Alkoholi, Źródło Niebanalnych Piw i Alkoholi in Warsaw.

Price: It was a gift from my parents. Thank you!