Le Home Fleuri
Travel Blogs from Barbotan-les-Thermes
... 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.
Lovely nose of flowers. High acidity and dry on the palate with a little richness from the oak and a round buttery finish.
2. Bordeneuve Rouge 2011
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tannat.
Odd nose which I couldn't quite place. Light on the palate with high acidity. Quite short with some greenness in the fruit.
3. Colina Oeste 2011
30% Tannat, 35% Malbec, 35% ...
... 233;doc 12. Vida Kékfrankos Selection (missed the vintage!) 13. Château Saint-Eugène Pessac-Léognan 2011 14. Le P'tit Spencer 2013 Corbières 15. Jean-Luc Colomobo Cornas Les Ruchets 2010 Well, that was quite a set of tastings with some blindingly good wines! The Cassoulet was also absolutely amazing with a great richness and consistency. Whist we were imbibing this incredible list of beverages the volume was rising and the entire dining ...
... 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.
... 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 ...