Saturday 3rd March 2018 : "France 2010" with Adrienne & James in Brighton.

Adrienne and James produced their usual high quality Tasting on a cold and frosty Brighton evening - exceptional wines and exceptional food...!

The Whites:

1. Haut Rivage, Côtes de Gascogne 2010; France; Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Gros Manseng; 11.5% abv

 

Flavours of ripe citrus fruits and fresh herbs with a crisp finish.

2. Château Saint-Genès, Entre-Deux-Mers 2010; France; Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon; 12.5% abv

  

Exotic fruits, grapefruit, light floral notes.

Adrienne served a snack of Crispbread with smoked Mackerel pate between the whites and the reds

The Reds:

3. Le Champ des Etoiles, Castillon-la-Bataille 2010; France; Pinot Noir; 12.5% abv

   

Classic cherry and blackberry fruits interlaced with supple tannins.

4. La Syrah de Folie, Pays d'Oc 2010; France; Syrah; 14.5% abv

    

Rich mulberry, pepper, spice and black olive aromas.  Spicy plum palate with hints of dark chocolate.

5. Château Ramage La Batisse, Haut-Médoc, Cru Bourgeois 2010; France; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon; 13.0% abv

    

Smooth blackcurrant with a defined tannic structure.

6. Ulysse Cazabonne, Pauillac 2010; France; Cabernet Sauvignon; 14.0% abv

  

Dry fruit with some tannins.

7. Château Villemaurine Les Angelots, Saint Émilion Grand Cru 2010; France; Merlot; 14.0% abv

  

Velvet berry flavours with a soft touch of oak.

8. Château Monplaisir, Bergerac 2010; France; Merlot; 14.5% abv

  

Rich plum and cassis fruits supported by velvety tannins.

9. Château La Clarière, Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux 2010; France; 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc; 14.5% abv

 

Real depth with luscious fruit.

For supper Adrienne served Cassoulet of Duck, Sausages and Pancetta; an Aubergine and Bean Casserole and a Green Salad. A Cheeseboard of Brie, Camembert, Comte and Saint Agur and the desserts were Tarte aux Pommes and Blueberry Cheesecake.

The Raffle:

1. Grande Nuit, Pays d'Oc 2016; France; Chardonnay; 13.0% abv - won by Alex

2. Roc de Lussac, Lussac Saint Émilion 2015; Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon; 13.0% abv - won by Adrienne...!

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