Founded in 1923 in the heart of Normandy, France, the Lecompte distillery has always had family values at its core. Inspired by their desire to create the most remarkable Calvados Pays d’Auge, the family business began its journey of mastering the art of distilling, blending and ageing. Using only pot stills – a rarity for this region – and oak casks, Lecompte has turned their passion into an internationally respected brand, producing some of the world’s best Calvados Pays d’Auge.
Overseen by successive generations of cellar masters, the production of this cherished liquor is done with absolute care and attention to detail at every step of the process. To guarantee the smoothest, most flavour-rich product, the apple eau-de-vie is distilled twice before being left to rest in small barrels under the watchful eye of the expert cellar masters. During its lengthy exchange with the oak, the apple eau-de-vie can develop its aromatic profile to its full potential, resulting in perfectly balanced Calvados that leaves a lasting impression on the palate.
To mark the company’s centenary, Lecompte released a truly unique creation: the Cuvée REVELATION. An ode to the family’s long-standing Calvados heritage, this new release celebrates a century of distillation excellence, of ageing in small casks and of sophisticated blends.
Embodying the essence of the Maison and its experienced artisans, the Cuvée REVELATION comprises a hand-selected blend of several Calvados, all created from the best apples of the Pays d’Auge region, which is then skillfully aged to develop the iconic Lecompte notes. The resulting amber-hued liquor is the epitome of elegance: herein, a kaleidoscope of flavours and aromas intertwine, showcasing a masterstroke of Calvados genius. Upon the first smell, notes of oak, dried fruit, cinnamon and caramelised apple embrace the nose. Upon the first taste, the palate is ignited with long, round flavours of liquorice, smoke and a slight woodiness. All in all, the Lecompte Calvados Cuvée REVELATION captivates the senses with every sip. Neat or on ice, its aromatic richness unfolds as the tasting progresses, enchanting the taste buds with a harmonious crescendo.
Sight and touch are not forgotten here either: the cuvée’s bottle continues to intrigue the senses. Presented in a glass vessel adorned with an ombré-smoked cloak, its interplay with luminescence is astounding – beguiling the eye with its beauty and beckoning it to be held and moved in the light to unveil the golden-hued liquor within. A statement of grandeur, this exquisite bottle symbolises Lecompte’s desire to produce only the most prestigious Calvados.
The Lecompte Cuvée REVELATION is not simply just a Calvados; it’s an invitation to unlock the secrets of indulgence, discovery and master craftsmanship. Let its spellbinding allure awaken your spirit and provoke your imagination, for within each glass lies the power to unlock the extraordinary.
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