Chateau La Closerie De Fronsac
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... we were now well adversed in the area, its food and its fine selection of wine, Floc and Armagnac. We had learned so much in such a short time and we had barely scratched the surface of this fascinating region.
I feel many of us will return to taste these flavours again and to dig deeper into this wonderful area.
Hats off to both Marie and Amanda for arranging and guiding us all through a great adventure.
... with a caramel finish.
Sweet toffee butterscotch nose. Much more complexity on the palate with wood and nuts and caramel.
As well as this fine selection of drink, this house also produces a fine gourmet mustard which contains some of the grape residue from the wine. This was delicious either on its own or smeared on bread. It had a great intensity and something deeper than most mustards.
What a fine way ...
From there we returned to the Auberge for a bring a bottle blind tasting accompanied by Foie Gras and a magnificent slow cooked Cassoulet which apparently had been three days in preparation!
The meal began with a fine speed of Oysters which was matched to a selection of Blanche Armagnac - a match made in heaven. No need for any adornment other than a slight twist of lemon juice, this was a great way to begin the meal. I had always been under ...
... 1978 - 42%
"Nuts nuts nuts" was Florence's introduction to this vintage and she wasn't wrong. Hazelnut and walnut on the nose. Warm and velvety smooth on the palate with orange peel and finishing with more nuttiness. Floriane said that this was a true expression of the Ténarèze style.
5. 1974 - 42%
The final Armagnac was the 1974 which there was very little left of - we were lucky as this had an incredible nose of ...
... Gers what does one eat? Well, as it was Truffle season they had laid on a Semaine de la Truffe so that was easy and quite a bargain at €40.
Before the meal we were introduced to yet another locally celebrated drink, the Pousse Rapière. This cheeky little cocktail gets its name from the Rapière sword which was lighter than the older swords traditionally used to defend and considered an attacking weapon. This was brought back to the ...