What happened to spring? I woke up this morning to 35 degrees and it is supposed to go down to 29 degrees tonight! Seriously? It’s hot toddy weather again.
I have a busy day ahead of me, but before I dash off, I want to tell you about the 2006 Hecht & Bannier Faugères that I had last night to toast my lucky friend who has been traveling in the Languedoc region.
The wine is made from about 70% Syrah and the rest is Mourvèdre. It was a rich garnet color with cherry, violet and pepper on the nose. The palate offered dark plum, berries, spices and a hint of cocoa. The texture was pure velvet with soft tannins and a long finish. It is interesting to note that this is the smallest appellation in the region and only 200 cases are produced per year. I was fortunate to try a bottle!
Enjoy your Friday and stay warm!