Eric Bordelet is already an icon, known for producing Normandy’s most celebrated ciders, heir to the family orchards more than 200 years old. Recently he began distilling his own ciders into Calvados, and though it’s not yet ready for release, he has in interim began a cask hunting venture. This Eric Bordelet Maurice Dupin 1982 35 Year Single Cask Calvados is the result, being one of the most singular Calvados coming out of the region, vintage dated, with character that speaks to local family traditions behind its creation.
Eric Bordelet Maurice Dupin 1982 35 Year Single Cask Calvados comes from the estate of Maurice Dupin. Dupin established his reputation as a distiller while living at his house, named the “Manoir La Serviere” in the village of Ceauce, which itself sits within the regular Calvados appellation. Dupin passed away, leaving his estate to his two sons, who today oversee production. Like many smaller houses, they have never sold calvados under their own label, and only take time to distill for themselves, rather than larger houses, only every other year. After years of growing and selling fruit to Bordelet, their neighbor, they have invited Eric into their cellars, where he’s discovered spirit rested in old wine casks for decades – a single distillation from July 27th, 1982, originally at 70% alc/vol. Bordelet purchased the cask and bottled it at full proof, unfiltered, June 2017.