jamie goode's wine blog

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Dirk Niepoort was in town, with wifey - PR queen Dorli Muhr - in tow. At short notice I booked a table for us at Comptoir Gascon in Smithfields. It's a gem of a place - small, unpretentious and calmly assured, offering regional treats from France's southwest. Kudos to them for offering a short but perfectly formed wine list dedicated almost exclusively to southwest wines (there are also a couple from the Languedoc), will all available either by the glass or the bottle. We went the glass route and tried a Lapeyre Jurancon, a Montravel and a white Irouleguy, followed by a really good Cahors, Domaine du Cros Marcillac Vieilles Vignes and a red Irouleguy. With dessert we had a Banyuls, a sweet Jurancon and a pretty Muscat (from Clos du Gravillas). We also tried Dirk and Dorli's new Austrian red wine. More on this later. It's fantastic.


At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Ben Hopkins said...

Don't tell everyone about Comptoir Gascon, it might get too popular. Then there would be no piggy treats left for me.

Did you try the chips fried in duck fat? Heavenly.

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Didn't but will on my next visit, which I'm hoping will be very soon indeed.


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