While "Calvados Pays d'Auge" needs to undergo lengthy ageing in oak casks to reach full maturity, Calvados from the Domfront region, whose range of flavours is dominated by the fruit, can be enjoyed young. This explains why at the "entry level" of his range of Calvados Christian Drouin prefers to offer one that has been produced in his Domfront establishment.
Recommended to those who appreciate Calvados as a long drink at aperitif time, it is also well suited to the preparation of cocktails, and for gourmet recipes.
"As long as a bottle of Christian Drouin Coeur de Lion SELECTION is on my shelf , I'm assured that even if my fruit basket is empty, I can at least drink my apple a day".
Mary ROSEN, The Courrier Journal - Louisville, Kentucky - (February 18, 2006) U.S.A
"Christian Drouin - "Coeur de Lion" SELECTION : Clear and smooth with cinnamon, spices and apple flavours".
Eric ASIMOV, New York Times (December 8, 2004) U.S.A
"Coeur de Lion" SELECTION - Christian DROUIN : lively aroma of fresh-cut apple. Light, with hints of lemon and steel. Finishes with flavour of apple seeds and crushed peppercorns". Amanda HESSER, New York Times (November 12, 2003) U.S.A.