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Ageing Indications

  • Trois étoiles, Trois Pommes or VS (Very Special): matures at least 2 years
  • Vieux or Réserve: matures at least 3 years
  • Vieille réserve, VO or VSOP (Very Special Old Pale): matures at least 4 years
  • Hors d’Age or XO (Extra Old): matures at least 6 years
To obtain optimal quality, the Calvados BUSNEL are the result of different age blending. In this case, the age mentioned on the label corresponds to the youngest aged eau-de-vie of the assembly. A 20-year Calvados could have 40 or 50-year aged eau-de-vie but nothing is under 20 years.


The « Millésime » (vintage) indicates that the Calvados comes from one single year of harvest and one distillation, the year indicated on the label.