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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.
5. Floc Rosé
Young Armagnac blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon juice also matured for 18 months in oak.
Again, fabulous nose with intense Raspberry notes. Sweet and jammy on the palate. This would be fabulous with chocolate deserts as it has a distinct sweetness.
And onto the Armagnac.
1. Armagnac Vieille Réserve 15 ans 47%
100% Ugni Blanc.
Prunes on the nose. Firm ...
... the 70s and is now also home to the extensive collection of fine art collected by Michael Simonow. We were taken around the site to view the courtyard, cloisters and the church along with the lodgings of the monks which is now where the art collection is presented. The exhibitions change regularly and we were able to see various works including some sculptures by Salvador Dalí and Rodin and some striking modern art mainly from a polish artist ...
2. 1988 - 43%
Again, very dark colour. Softer again than the 1998 with more of a crème brulée nose and a spicy finish of cinnamon on the palate.
3. 1979 - 42%
Very interesting nose more like a wine with violets and mushroom. Spirity on the palate, very dry with hints of wood. Floriane said this was a Whisky lovers Armagnac and I could see what she meant with this reminiscent of a lowland malt.
... l'Esprit Passion Tannat (2012 I think) which were both from Domaine de Magnaut. There were two bottle of the Tannat which tasted remarkably different, we think the second was better and that the reason was this was from the wine store where the former had been kept in the warmth of the restaurant - interesting observation.
Then it was on to our next port of call for an Armagnac tasting - well it had been half a day since we had our last one!