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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Quadrille 2001, Langlois Chateau

Feeling in need of some bubbles after a long day so decided to open a bottle of Langlois Chateau's Quadrille this evening. This prestige cuvée is so called because it's made from 4 different grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc). The grapes are sourced from four different vineyards and the wine is aged for 4 years in the cellar. It has wonderful fruit on the nose and a depth on the palate that comes from the ageing period giving it complexity and weight that is not present in many other wines from the region. Excellent.
Unfortunately, as it was such a long day, didn't have the time to go shopping so had a store cupboard supper. Stir-fried a remaining faux filet along with spring onions, garlic, ginger, carrots, mushrooms. Added to this some massaman curry paste, fish sauce, shrimp sauce and coconut milk. Result, a quick, easy meal served with plain basmati rice that was tasty.
The Quadrille however did not go with the spice in the dish - not that we thought it would - they clashed but as the wine was opened long before dinner was on the table - not too serious.

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