Fruit above all !
For many years Christian Drouin wondered how to produce a young Calvados that would be well balanced on the palate while offering an intense fruity bouquet.
Sélection achieves this harmony by combining the sharp freshness of perry pears with the smoothness of cider apples. The ciders and perries are distilled in a column still and then aged in old, often- used casks that preserve the subtle balance of this Calvados with its appetizing fragrance of fresh fruit.
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.
Silver Medal, World Calvados Awards 2021
Best of its category, ADI's Judging of Craft Spirits, 2018, USA
Double Gold Medal, ADI's Judging of Craft Spirits, 2018, USA
Silver Medal, Prodexpo Moscow, 2018, Russia
Silver Medal, Cambremer, 2018, France
Bronze Medal, Vimoutiers 2017 (France)
Gold Medal, Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine &
Spirits Competition 2016 (Hong Kong)
93/100, « Excellent, highly recommended", Ultimate Spirits
Challenge 2016 (USA)
Silver Medal, ALL WINES ASIA 2016 (Hong Kong)
4 stars, Bevx.com, Sean Ludford (USA), Eeb 2016
Gold Medal ALL WINES 2015 (Germany Cologne)
Silver Medal IWSC 2015 (UK)
1st Prize, Saint Hilaire du Harcouet's Contest 2015 (France)
Silver Medal San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2014 (USA) 91/100, « Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014 (USA)
85/100 Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard 2013 (France)
Gold Medal, I.W.S.C. London 2011 (UK)
Silver Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2011 (France)
Gold Medal, Cambremer 2011 (France)