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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.
The final day in Gers tinged with sadness but somehow we all felt like we had been there for quite a while - I guess fitting in so much in such a short time has it's advantages. We ate our final breakfast and said goodbye to our Auberge.
Fun was had trying to pack the selection of wines, Armagnac, prunes and preserves into my case - it was akin to Tetris apart form when you filled a complete row it didn't disappear. There was a point when ...
... Ruszkowsk. 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 ...
... 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 ...
... was film and flavoursome with the earthy chestnut and creamy sauce also delicious. Not usually one for deserts, I was delighted with my floating island on is creamy sea - managed to get a photo just before my Kumquat fell off! All of these dishes were beautifully infused with hits of black truffle with skill and finesse preventing them being over dominated. A memorable meal.
The meal was accompanied by some local wines - A Colombard 2013 and ...