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Chateau Peyraguey

Posted on 2015/02/28 16:01:38 (February 2015).

[Monday 16th February 2015]
As I'd been watching the TV series of Brideshead Revisited recently I'd been determined to try the Chateau Peyraguey which famously gets mentioned somewhere near the start of the story:

I've got a motor-car and a basket of strawberries and a bottle of Château Peyraguey — which isn't a wine you've ever tasted, so don't pretend. It's heaven with strawberries.

I managed to find a bottle in Jeroboams, in Belgravia (Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey to be precise, the original Peyraguey split into two chateaus at some point post Brideshead). I designed the rest of the meal around that - which was an interesting challenge, as it's a dessert wine. So we had ratatouille, potatoes dauphinois and baked mushrooms for main course followed by the Chateau Peyraguey, strawberries and macarons from Pierre Hermes. Just as Sebastian promised, it was heavenly, both Chie and I really enjoyed it (and Erika enjoyed the strawberries).

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