Paris Souvenirs: Jurançon

January 8th, 2009
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IMG_1327, originally uploaded by ultraclay!.

“Don’t let anyone see you walking down the street with that! They’ll want to be your friend and you’ll know they only like you for your Jurançon!”
That was the least colorful advice given to me by Juveniles Wine Bar owner Tim Johnston, an old scot who, for 10 years has run this Australian themed wine bar in the heart of Paris.
The wine, a sweet dessert wine, is by Uroulat a family vineyard in the southwest of France, near the Pyrenees. It has a light body for a dessert wine and tastes strongly of apricots.
When I tasted it after our meal, I had to have it. But they didn’t have any regular sizes left, so I was ‘stuck’ with this magnum. Johnston said the wine is great to drink now but offered that it will be even better in 5 years, “If you can hold out that long.”
I can’t guarantee that it’ll survive until 2013, but we’ll see…

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