Thursday, August 18, 2005

Tasting with the blind man

I've been quite busy reseaching/writing my new book and have had occasion to view a few web pages in French. My literacy in French is fairly basic so I used the "translate this page" facility in Google. It turned up the following appraisal of Honest Cabernet

All in Languedoc is dared! The Honest Cabernet, father of the Sauvignon Cabernet, which thrives in the Loire Valley (Bourgueil, Chinon...), in the Of Bordeaux one and the Western South, finds a new expression on the side of Villeséquélande (between Carcassonne and Bram). Fearing nevertheless the hydrous stress, this vine is enracinée on a fresh soil in a valley with a East-West exposure. You will thus taste a wine typified Honest Cabernet but with a roundness Southerner which will be able to disorientate of them some in tasting with the blind man. A pretty wine of summer that one to even drink a little fresh.

But I was really looking for Chenanson which comes out like this:

This crossing of Grenache and Jurançon Noir creates by the INRA of Montpellier in the Sixties now became very rare because it was supplanted by Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre... a wine of original summer characterized by a nose evoking prune and pepper, stops round, flexible and spiced (liquorice, clove). To enjoy this summer around a grill between friends with good the franquette.


Blogger Lord Sedgwick said...

... then again the plume de ma tante is a railway station, therefore je suis Ennui Descartes. (Possibly not suisse, but neutral nonetheless.)

5:55 AM  
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What a wonderful invention it is, this thing we call the Internet!

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