Chateau de Cambes

Address: Cambes, Pont-du-Casse, Aquitaine, 47480, France | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Cambes, Pont-du-Casse.
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      Travel Blogs from Pont-du-Casse

      Le Florida - the final meal

      A travel blog entry by hadwin on Jan 18, 2015

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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.
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      Domaine Entras - Return to the Floc

      A travel blog entry by hadwin on Jan 18, 2015

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      ... months in 500litre oak barrels.
      Deep ruby colour. Very perfumed nose. Soft tannins and plummy black fruits on the palate.

      4. Floc Blanc 17%
      Young Armagnac blended with Ugni blanc and Colombard juice. Matured in 1,200 litre oak casks for 18 months to marry the grape juice and Armagnac.

      Fabulous Floc. This had lemons and oak on the nose following through on the palate with lemons, sweet fruit, vanilla with high acidity and ...

      Culture stop and a blinding blind tasting

      A travel blog entry by hadwin on Jan 17, 2015

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      ... that you never had spirits with oysters but I was glad to bust this myth!

      Following the Oysters, Sue, who had come all the way from Budapest to join us, was kind enough to bring a couple of bottles of 6 Puttonyos Chateau Dereszla 2005 Tokai Aszú which was the perfect match for Foie Gras. So that was the second course!

      By now we were on a roll so we ate the cheese course before the main course!

      Then it was onto the tasting! Each of us had ...

      The lady of the Chateau, an audience with Floriane

      A travel blog entry by hadwin on Jan 17, 2015

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      ... of rivers where taxes or duties would need to be paid. Se explained that the local soils are clay-limestone which produces a more robust style of spirit which is longer in the mouth and favours the Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes. Floriane contrasted this with the more volatile spirit from Bas where there is more Baco and Folle blanche which I think we were all starting to see as we gained more experience in tasting.
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      The taste of Barbaste - truffles for lunch

      A travel blog entry by hadwin on Jan 17, 2015

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      ... 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 ...