Le Relais de l'Armagnac
TripAdvisor Reviews Le Relais de l'Armagnac Luppe Violles
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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.
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% ...
... Barsanne 2. Domaine du Tariquet C******nay 2014 3. Chateau Dereszla 2005 Tokai Aszú 4. Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh Saint Albert 2012 5. Costières de Nîmes Font du Mirail 2013 6. Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Lysique 2013 7. Irouleguy 2011 Domaine Gutizia 8. Chateay Capet 2009 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 9. Domaine de Pellehaut 2011 Réserve de la Famille Béraut 10. Crozes-Hermitage 2013 Rives & Terrasses 11. Château Jander 2010 ...
... kitchen where we were to be presented a selection of her find Armagnacs.
Before the tasting, Floriane gave a wonderful introduction to Armagnac which was a very personal view elegantly presented. Floriane provided some nuances which we had not heard from others - her house is in Ténarèze where she explained means "the road to the crest" with the history being a trade route between Bordeaux and the Pyrenees avoiding ...
... Then somewhat surprisingly (this is not my story!) he returned to civilian life as a hairdresser in Bordeaux. Then world war 2 hit (this should be a movie!) he was mobilised, taken prisoner, escaped, joined the resistance in the village of Eauze where he met Hélène (remember her?). Either his good looks or perhaps his skill with scissors she was hooked as was he (probably as her family story was better than his!) and they got married! The rest is ...