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Welcome to Po'Nutrition Fax! This blog is about alcohol - it has nothing to do with health or wellness, and the only relationship between this and Edgar Allen Poe is that he was an alcoholic.

I used to work in a liquor store and developed a taste for all different types of booze. As my collection grew, I felt the need to share my knowledge of, interest in, and experiences with my purchases - from the standards (e.g. whisk(e)y, gin) to the less-than-standard (e.g. kirschwasser, raki). You'll also find a lot on beer (another love of mine).

This is not about how much I can drink nor do I promote over-excess of alcohol. As with most blogs, there is some self-reflection included with most of the reviews. The point is to encourage everyone to reflect on what they drink.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Drouin Pommeau de Normandie

This is probably one of the best things I've ever had. I'm not exaggerating.

Pommeau de Normandie is a blend of fresh-pressed cider and Calvados that is aged for about two-and-a-half months in oak barrels after it's blended.

The description reminded me of a port (or sherry) so I figured I'd give this a shot

I am really glad I did.

As I expected, it is very port-like. The deep amber color and aromas of candied apples, toffee, honey, tea, nutmeg, and cinnamon are very inviting. It is sweet (but not cloyingly so) and has a rich oily mouthfeel, with flavors of vanillin, mulling spices and dried fruits (mostly apple and raisin). It has an astringent apple-skin finish (due to the tannins), with a bit of maple too: it's excellent.

I hope to try another Pommeau de Normandie (or de Bretagne) someday soon - just so I can compare.

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