Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Published in last Saturday’s supplement of Le Monde:-))

« A good looking Maury

It was one of the best culinary moments of the Summer: in order to astonish the great English wine writer Hugh Johnson, we had to pour something that would strike him in the deepest part of his culture. This Maury was the right choice. The sort of wine able to compete with the best vintage Port with even a bit more. A traditional esthete wine connoisseur such as Curnonsky would have called it “Saracen arch” to describe the astonishing tension of this wine on the palate. This mysterious vigor probably comes from the soil, the famous black schist of the Agly Valley. In any case, this wine does have the look of the area, wild, but harmonious, ideal to magnify the infamous pairing of dark chocolate and cherry, especially in the version of a dish easy to make: an iced soup. This success has nothing to do with luck. Technical mastery was obvious. Still, one has to be courageous or bold to use his best grapes to produce a product nobody wants! Shame on the great chefs of the Pays d’Oc for, involuntarily, hiding this treasure from their customers. Shame on snobbish gourmets who only swear by the Douro Valley!»
Bettane & Desseauve / Le Monde September 6 2008

Even though I already wrote about it in this blog, let me remind everyone that a fund raising event benefiting the Dominique Lapierre Foundation will take place during the Jurade


5 pm :
Exceptional Auction of Fine Wines from Saint Emilion to raise funds for the Dominique Lapierre Foundation “Action for Leprous children of Calcutta” – Salles des Dominicains
You will also be able to bet on the site www.interencheres.com

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