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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.
... I might have to drink some of my spoils or wear multiple layers of clothing t get all this bounty home! In the end it all fitted in. Just.
And so to our final tasting destination - Domaine Entras, a small holding which produces wine, Floc and Armagnac. Michel met us at the door of the lovely farmhouse and took us thought the history of the property. With his wife Brigitte, they purchased the property in 1982 and opened their ...
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.
... method (this is a 1 to 6 ratio for those with more of a mathematical than a romantic need for facts). The result is quite delicious.
So onto the fine dinner:
Ravioles de foie gras et truffes
Jus de canard
(Truffle and Foie Gras Ravioli with Duck Jus)
Pavé de sandre au sel d'algues
Blanquette de homard et châtaigne à la truffe
(Zander with seaweed salt, lobster and chestnut and truffle)
... was sold (particularly of note were the lovely plump Scallops which had completely sold out!). The only purchase I made was some Pruneaux d'Agen or Argen Prunes which are delicious and good for you in equal measure - the seller was dishing these out to eat which drew us in and a large bag of the black king of prunes was purchased.
A couple of Café Noisettes to sharpen me up in a busy café and we were off for a gourmet lunch!