Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dinner at Chateau Pomys, St. Estephe

When Mike and I visited Bordeaux in 1996, we toured Ch. Mouton-Rothschild and stayed overnight at Chateau Pomys where we had a memorable stay. Wanting to revisit such a happy memory, we made dinner reservations at Pomys and found it to be just delightful as the last time. It was a warm evening and the crickets chirped cheerfully as we made our way to our table around 7:30pm. Though their wine list is not extensive, we wanted to try the estate wine, which is St. Estephe AOC Рone of my favorites, as I really enjoy the austere style. The wine steward recommended the 2002 Ch. Pomys, which she said was opening up nicely. We agreed, and enjoyed tasting the wine as it evolved through the meal, with a lovely sharp acid, minerality and dark fruit. They had several menu choices, but we decided to opt for the one that began with foie gras served in a cr̬me brulee style. We had a glass of sweet Bordeaux white with this, which was a nice pairing. The main course was beef for Mike and lamb for me (though rather overcooked), and I ended with the cheese plate while he tried the chocolate dessert. A very delightful dinner and walk down memory lane.

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