Awards, Press review

Posté le 2021-03-05

La Revue du Vin de France - mars 2021


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Vintage 2003"

"There are days when you stroll through the cellars - those of Roger Groult are amongst the finest in France - you taste a few barrels and you come across a nugget. This barrel n°173 tells the story of a sunny cider, bursting with fruits and spices, against a backdrop of beautiful herbaceous and bitter notes very structuring : apple, banana, caimite, soursop and apricot, with touches of vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, tarragon and tonka bean, on a background of nougat. Lovers of fruit eau-de-vie and rum will be delighted !"

La Revue du Vin de France - March 2021

Posté le 2020-11-06

Régal - November 2020

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Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8 year-old"

"Jean-Roger Groult, 5th generation, manages this distillery well known to calvados lovers and its 25 hectares of orchards, planted with 25 varieties of apples, bitter and bitter-sweet. It draws from it calvados of a crazy class, such as the 3 year old, kneaded with fruit, and this 8 year old, golden, tender, smooth, refined, with notes of baked apples, sweet spices and pastry."

Régal, November-December 2020

Posté le 2019-12-23

Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant 2019


On December 23, 2019, Calvados Roger Groult family distillery obtained the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label, the only State label that recognizes the excellence of the know-how of some 1,500 French companies.

Posté le 2019-06-17

World Drinks Awards 2019


Calvados Roger Groult " Vénérable " (over 18 years old)


World Drinks Awards 2019 - London (UK)

Posté le 2018-11-26

Le Point - November 2018


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Doyen d'Âge"

"First nose very fine, refined, fruity net, menthol freshness on the palate, cooked apple, round, delicate, fine astringency, spicy finish." Olivier Bompas

Le Point, November 2018

Posté le 2018-09-10

In Vino Veritas - 10 septembre 2018


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-year-old"

"Certainly young, but already showing his character, certainly with gentleness, but with a lot of will. He has the freshness of youth and the depth of his heritage."

In Vino Veritas, septembre 2018

Posté le 2017-12-01

Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2017


Roger Groult Calvados Pays d'Auge X.O. ("Age d'Or")

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Tasting notes
"This refined brandy shows succulent tones of apple skin and raw pear deftly framed in a robe of French oak. The palate has lost any fiery edge and instead seamlessly incorporates the aromatic elements for a delightfully long and complex drink suitable for the end of a decadent meal."

Posté le 2017-12-01

Le Point - 16 novembre 2017

Roger Groult - Calvados Sherry cask finish

"Racy nose, sweet spices, gingerbread, baked apples, leathery notes, rich, powerful, fine bitterness, pretty rancio, salty note, nice tasting eau-de-vie." Olivier Bompas

Le Point, novembre 2017

Posté le 2017-11-18

M - Le Monde - 18th of November 2017

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Roger GROULT, Calvados Pays d'Auge "12-year-old"

"The whole range of Calvados of this estate is extraordinarily balanced, with a rare fluidity, probably because they are made in a pure way. Apples are sorted by hand, and then the cider undergoes a fire double distillation. This 12 years old is a beautiful representation of this know-how. Its touch is fresh, slightly spicy."

"M" Le Monde, November 2017

Posté le 2017-01-17

Visites Privées - France 2 - Janvier 2017


"Walking in Pays d'Auge"

"Discover the secrets of Calvados, the eau-de-vie that has been part of our heritage for centuries. The apple trees with which it is made are grown in the Pays d'Auge."

Visit of Groult distillery from 0min43s to 6m18s

France 2 - Visites Privées - 17th of January 2017

Posté le 2016-12-15

Whisky Magazine & Fine Spirits - December 2016


"Calvados Groult : Venerable Signature"

"Groult family has been producing Calvados for five generations. It is also one of the oldest distillery in the Pays d'Auge and one of the most prestigious."

Whisky Magazine & Fine Spirits - Décembre 2016

Posté le 2016-03-23

World Drinks Awards 2016 (London, UK)


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-year-old"

World Drinks Awards 2016 - London (UK)

Posté le 2015-10-20

Chicago Tribune, 20 Oct 2015


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-year-old"

"Their Calvados Pays d'Auge ages for three years and tastes of ripe pears, golden honey, pine nuts and hot apple pie."

See article here

Chicago Tribune, October 2015

Posté le 2015-04-24

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "12-year-old"
"Excellent, Highly Recommended / 93 pts"


Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015

Posté le 2015-04-02

Le Figaro Magazine, Decembre 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Réserve Ancestrale"

"What's in this bottle is incomparable: the oldest spirits of the property blended with dazzling mastery. On the nose and palate, an almost perfect balance between power and elegance, pure charm and fascinating complexity."

Le Figaro Magazine, 26 décembre 2014

Posté le 2014-12-22

Marianne Hors Série - December 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Vénérable"

"A Calvados with a nose of dried fruit, lime and clove, which ample and generous mouth delivers very subtle roasted aromas of apple and candied date. A great bottle that distills the memory essences on the palate."

"(...) Dynasty Groult has risen, in our opinion, on the tops of Calvados of noble birth."

Marianne Hors Série "À table", December 2014

Posté le 2014-11-28

Le Parisien Magazine - 28th of November 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old"

"The roundness and finesse of this production show the seduction of this Calvados. Better than a tannic red wine with
Camembert or Livarot."

Le Parisien Magazine, 28th of November 2014

Posté le 2014-08-21

International Wine & Spirit Competition - London 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old"
Gold Medal (8-12 year old category)

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "12-year-old"
Silver Medal (8-12 year old category)

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Vénérable"
Special Mention "Outstanding" (18-20 year old category)

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 - London (UK)

Posté le 2014-06-26

L'Express - Hors Série Vins & Spiritueux - Juin / Juillet 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Vénérable"

"The house signature Calvados : a miracle of elegance and finesse, femininity and aromatic subtlety, with the sweetness of baked apple and a touch of gingerbread in the final, as well as floral, woody notes and a luscious fruity and crisp at the same time, but also slightly tart : the quintessence."

L'Express - Hors Série Vins & Spiritueux - Juin / Juillet 2014

Posté le 2014-02-20

World Drinks Awards 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-year-old"

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Vénérable" (over 18 year old)
Silver Medal

World Drinks Awards 2014 - London (UK)

Posté le 2013-12-13

Le Figaro Magazine, 13th of December 2013


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Doyen d'Âge"

"Unknown Age" for this blend of very old eaux-de-vie selected from the reserves of the house. Apple is still present in the nose, and also in the mouth but almost candied. Gorgeous! To be enjoyed with friends, or to offer to a connoisseur."

Le Figaro Magazine, December 2013

Posté le 2013-09-23

Le Guide des Gourmands 2014


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Doyen d'Âge"

"La réserve de mon Grand Père (Doyen d'Âge), vanillée et fumée, florale et confite, délicieuse bue à la température ambiante, avec sérénité et qui mérite bien un Coq d'Or. La relève est assurée en Calvados !"


Le Guide des Gourmands 2014

Posté le 2013-04-11

France Inter


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "Réserve / 3 ans d'âge"

"La Réserve de chez Roger Groult : un Calvados extrêmement doux, (...) un nez intense de fruit frais, vanillé"

A partir de 44min50

France Inter, "On va déguster" par François-Régis Gaudry, 7 avril 2013

Posté le 2013-04-08

Martins Sirmais - Kulta ēdieni


"This is the best I ever drank!" (about Calvados Groult "Réserve Ancestrale")


"Kulta Ēdieni" (Cult Food) by Mārtiņš Sirmais, Latvian Chief and journalist, 8 avril 2013

Posté le 2012-10-01

La Revue du Vin de France


"Roger Groult, l'élixir du Pays d'Auge"

"Il y a quelque chose de rassurant et de profond chez ces producteurs d'eaux-de-vie qui se transmettent savoir-faire et amour de leur art de génération en génération. La famille Groult illustre bien ce modèle."

"Le 3 ans d'âge, un bijou de fraîcheur et de délicatesse"

La Revue du Vin de France - October 2012

Posté le 2012-04-06


"Le Calvados, subtil bouillon de pommes", par Olivier Bertrand

"Jean-Roger Groult, avec une poignée d’autres bonnes maisons familiales du coin, se bagarre pour transformer l'image du calvados..."


Libération - April 2012

Posté le 2011-03-01

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-years-old"
"Excellent, Highly Recommended / 92 pts"

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "15-year-old"
"Very Good, Strong Recommendation / 88 pts"

(2010) Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old"
"Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation / 95 pts"

Ultimate Spirit Challenge, 2010 & 2011

Posté le 2010-12-01

La revue du vin de France


"Calvados, tous les parfums de la pomme."

"La réputation des Calvados de Roger Groult n'est plus à faire. Une valeur sûre et la garantie d'un classicisme exemplaire."

"Ce 8 ans d'âge possède un bel équilibre car le fruit domine. Un fruit presque confit, comme une pomme rôtie au miel et au beurre. (...). De la séduction et du plaisir."

La Revue du Vin de France - Édition "Grands Alcools" - Décembre 2010

Posté le 2010-09-01

International Wine & Spirit Competition - London 2010


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "3-year-old"
Bronze Medal

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old"
Silver Medal / Best in Class

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "15-year-old"
Silver Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition - 2010

Posté le 2010-08-01

Europe 1


"Roger Groult, une enseigne extraordinaire!"


(à partir de 33"00)

Les terrasses de Jean-Luc Petitrenaud - Europe 1 - Août 2010

Posté le 2010-07-07

The Washington Post


"Spirits : Ten must-have bottles" by Jason Wilson

« (...) If it was an expenses-be-damned, sipping-only list, I might go for Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon ($50), Bunnahabhain 18-year-old Scotch ($100), Siete Leguas D'Antaño Extra Añejo tequila ($200), Roger Groult Doyen d'Age Calvados ($240) and Pierre Ferrand's 70-year-old Ancestrale cognac ($750). (...) »

The Washington Post - July 2010

Posté le 2010-01-01

San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "15-year-old"

Double Gold Medal

World Spirits Competition - San Francisco - 2010

Posté le 2009-11-19

Le point, 19th of November 2009


"Calvados, eau-de-vie chic" by Olivier Bompas

At 27, Jean-Roger Groult is the head of the
family domain of Saint-Cyr-du-Ronceray (...) My philosophy is simple : To coexist tradition and modernity."

"Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old" : Gentle, creamy, very aromatic, tasty, spicy, baked apple, dense texture, clear apple taste, long and greedy."

Le Point, November 2009

Posté le 2009-09-01

Spirit Journal


Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d'Auge "8-year-old"

4 Stars**** / Highly Recommended

"Entry is gently spiced; midpalate is delicately flavored with baked spiced apple tart and spiced pears. Ends integrated, toasted, and nothing short of luscious. Buy it!"

Spirit Journal / Paul Pacult - September 2009

Posté le 2008-01-01

Wine Enthusiast


"10 Calvados you should know about"

Roger Groult - Calvados Pays d’Auge "Âge d’Or"

"Superb / Highly Recommended"

Wine Enthusiast Magazine - 2008

Posté le 2005-01-01

Guide to the region


Calvados - the world's premier apple brandy, 
by Henrik Mattsson 

« Calvados de très grande qualité. »

Posté le 2000-01-01

Food & Wine


Spirits Of The Year Awards 2000 Best New Calvados :
Roger Groult Doyen D'age

«The first thing that hits you when you pour this Calvados is the room-filling smell of ripe apples. The texture is buttery and rich, the taste full and fruity. »

Posté le 1998-09-16

The New Work Times


Seductive Brandy Of Normandy's Eden,
by R. W. APPLE Jr.

« St-Cyr-du-Ronceray is the headquarters of the uncrowned king of artisanal Calvados, the firm of Roger Groult, one of the few old-style distillers... »
Posté le 1992-03-01

Concours Général Agricole de Paris 1992


Concours Général Agricole de Paris - 1992

Calvados Groult "3 étoiles" (3 ans d'âge) : MÉDAILLE D'OR

Posté le 1893-09-30

Concours de la Société d'Agriculture de Lisieux - 1893


Concours de la Société d'Agriculture de Lisieux - 1893 
Eau-de-vie de cidre* (Calvados) de Pierre Groult : MÉDAILLE D'OR * 
Before the first AOC "Calvados Pays d'Auge" created in 1942, the official name was "eau-de-vie de cidre".

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