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Château Bas on Snooth
Back in July, I proposed a West Coast Pinot Noir throwdown on the Snooth forums. In what was a pot-luck twist on one of Gregory dal Piaz’s “Drink My Wine” events, I suggested that any Snooth forum posters could congregate in my neck of the woods—Oakland, California—and bring a bottle of their favorite Pinot Noir from whatever region they think ... Read More
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Apr 8, 2010
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I started thinking about what wine to take to Easter Dinner and could not stop thinking about how yummy a certain sweet red sparkling wine would be with some marshmallow peeps. Its red fruit flavors and bubbles would be delightful with the spongy, gooey candy--so I said heck with the ham! What is your favorite wine to pair with Easter and Spring... Read More
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I'm updating my own review now that I've had the bottle open a few days. Contact with more air has allowed the Armagnac to develop a floral, sweet sandalwood quality, and if anything the feeling of a cinnamon-spiced orange has only increased. Part of the mythology of this is the Round the World (Tour du Monde) sea voyage - so I suppose here we ... Read More
The packaging notes that the estate dates to the 13th century and has been making Armagnac since the 16th cent. After a checkered past of being owned by various dissolute French aristocrats who all seemed to come to bad ends, the Chateau is now owned by a Swiss billionaire and friend-of-the-arts with an interest in Armagnac. The Reserve was issu... Read More
Fresh tasting wine with lots of herbal/garrigue elements: lavender, thyme and other bitter herbs. Smell suggestive of fresh hay. Just how I imagine Provence! Read More
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