What would you consider decadence? What would you consider a treat, a real something special?
Whilst it may be true that I can converse with some adeptness in Le Francais, I am by no means bi-lingual. So then, when my research on Chateau de Veyres came up in French (what little I could find) - it was a trifle dismaying. Mostly I learned that the Chateau is a small vineyard of only 21 HA (small by New World standards). Their soil is calcareous with some clay, limestone and silicate. What I can garner from my learned French colleagues (such as the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux) is that they would prefer to serve this with seared foie gras and prunes. Well, far be it for little old me to argue with my betters - or at least elders. I can completely understand the desire to drink this with foie gras au torchon, or something similar.
Instead I had this with something much more decadent. Something rare and precious to me; my family. I would hope for you reading this, that one day you are as lucky as I was tonight, and can share a fine bottle with the ones you love.
CIN CIN !!! SLAINTE !!! CHEERS !!!