Louis Marcellin Floc de Gascogne NV

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine direct from the winemakers at their stand at the London France Show.Floc means bouquet in the old language of SouthWest France.Floc de Gascogne only gained AOC status in 1990 although the recipe goes back to at least the 16th century.It is a blend of 1/3rd Armagnac brandy and 2/3rds grape juice which the AOC rules state must be from the same vineyard.There is also a red version of this although mine was white and it has an ABV of 16.5%.It is an aperitif or dessert wine.It is very sweet to the taste almost like honey or syrup.There is a kind of fruit there but reminiscent of almonds.I liked it but think the Greek Mavrodaphne or a Banyuls are better fortified wines

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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05/15/2012

I bought this bottle of wine direct from the winemakers at their stand at the London France Show.Floc means bouquet in the old language of SouthWest France.Floc de Gascogne only gained AOC status in 1990 although the recipe goes back to at least the 16th century.It is a blend of 1/3rd Armagnac brandy and 2/3rds grape juice which the AOC rules state must be from the same vineyard.There is also a red version of this although mine was white and it has an ABV of 16.5%.It is an aperitif or dessert wine.It is very sweet to the taste almost like honey or syrup.There is a kind of fruit there but reminiscent of almonds.I liked it but think the Greek Mavrodaphne or a Banyuls are better fortified wines




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