Hotel Restaurant de la Paix
- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Like all good things, this mini-break had to come to an end and for us, the last blow out was a leisurely lunch at La Florida, a lovely restaurant which had passed from Father to son who had jazzed it up a little to make it a more modern place.
The interior is white and bright and after a little table rearranging we were all sat down for a feast.
Much fine food was had - I settled for lamb which ...
... 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 ...
Our final destination for the day was the the Cistercian abbey of Flaran. Here we had a tour of the building and then some time to peruse the art collection. The abbey was built in the 12th Century and had various mishaps over the centuries having been caught up in the both the hundred year war and the French wars of religion when it was burned down for the first time and was again burned down for a dodgy insurance claim before being taken over as a cultural ...
... came down sternly on the table with a bang, "Non! Not yet". We were all frozen and no one dared to make any move until permission was given. Floriane had the room under full control and her watchful eye.
1. 1998 - 100% Ugni blanc 44%
Much darker in colour than the other Armagnacs we had sampled so far. Vanilla, nuttiness, creamy and with some sweet spice on the nose. Smooth palate which went through caramel into a ...
... 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!