Dark amber in appearance. Powerful and complex with hints of candied fruit, spice and a pleasant woody note Palate: Balanced with notes of nutmeg, quince, vanilla and coffee, Finale: Exceptional length and richness of aromas.
Busnel XO is aged for a minimum of 12 years. This blend reveals all the authenticity and subtleness of a sophisticated eau d'vie with subtle woody and fruity aromas. Enjoy as an aperitif before dinner or in a cocktail.
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Busnel is a world leader in the Calvados category and is made with 20 varieties of apples from the elite Pays d’Auge appellation in Normandy France. The Pays d’Auge is situated between two rivers and has a variety of soils from sandy and silty to clay and chalk. Each soil produces different apple varieties.
The 20+ apple varieties in Calvados are separated into four categories: bitter/sour apples have rugged tannins and heady aromas; sweet apples are rich in sugars for fermentation; bitter/ sweet apples provide complexity and added sugars; sour/bitter apples’ tartness provide freshness and acidity.
The secret of Busnel’s exceptional richness is a tradition carefully handed down since 1820.