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... with seven years of stock then looked more like a branch of Ikea!
And so on to another tasting of wine followed by Armagnac in a splendidly modern tasting room (with a square loo - I know, a little odd and I felt too embarrassed to take a photo - this was not in the tasting room it was like a normal loo in it's own room).
1. Classic 2014
Ugni blanc (45%), Colombage (35%), Sauvignon (10%) and Gros Manseng (10%).
... look like Orange Barley water. Aromas of marmalade with the warmth of Armagnac and caramel, coffee and chocolate undertones. Man, a Crepe Suzette with this would be divine!
After lunch, an Armagnac tasting of course! A sample of three:
1. Baron de Sigognac - 10 ans d'Âge
40% from Ugni Blanc and Baco.
Very chocolate on the nose, rich and full on the palate with good length.
... woman got to that part of the search things got a bit awkward. I had to stick my hand down my shirt to remove it, and then she wanted an explanation as to its purpose. I'm not sure if she was just curious, or if she actually thought it was a teeny tiny bomb I was trying to sneak onto the plane. Finally, she let me pass, however, satisfied I meant no harm to my fellow passengers. At this point, I was getting hungry, so I splurged on some ...
This morning we awoke to another dark morning and after what has been voted the WORST French breakfast..we set off on our walk for the day ...... 20 km.. We did experience a wonderful sunrise and today the weather was threatening rain most of the day which made it very humid however in all very very pleasant... Again and again I know I keep saying, but the countryside is simply breathtaking...now we have the perfect back drop of the Pyrenees In front ...
Just as a reminder... This was the gite communal that was being run by the two elderly French men as volunteers for the week... We stayed there with Martin the German man from near Munich... We helped the elderly men with the cooking and reparation.. They were both really funny old characters..much teasing and laughter with the elderly men... I cooked the potatoes that they were going ...