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8th November, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Poire Williams

Price: €47 (US$53.67)

In the Fruit Eaux-de-­Vie flight, a Master medal was found in Joseph Cartron Poire Williams.

With notes of “pear, mint, grape and grappa”, one judge said of the Master medallist: “It’s got a nice sweetness that drops off into dryness. I get pear and melon skins, and it’s dusty in a really nice way – exactly what eaux-­de-­vie is to me.”

The eau-de-vie is made with Williams pears from the Rhône and Ardèche valleys and is bottled at 43% abv.

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