Saturday, January 01, 2011

Bonne année

Lately I've undertaken a definitive project of cataloguing and organizing our wine cellar that has grown in a most haphazard way for the past thirty years.

Today, being the first of the year, Sarah had prepared some foie gras on toast and I picked a bottle  of demi-sec Blanquette de Limoux by Paul Herpe to accompany it.  It is one of my treasures that I have (for some reason) been keeping in the cellar for years.

I can't remember exactly when I got it but it must date from somewhere in the late eighties when I was representing his wines to the UK.

We were anxious to see how the wine had aged after twenty-some years.  As the picture below shows it had developed a very deep straw-yellow colour which was lovely to behold—without losing any of its fruity flavour which came through surprisingly strong and delicious.

It was time it was drunk—since it could not have gotten one whit better!





Happy new year, everyone!




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