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Salad Days Update - Thank you Kim

Kim kindly linked to my College return yesterday so it is only fair I give you the update:

British Rail got me to Oxford only 30 minutes late so I was in time for the pre-luncheon drinks and then into the old hall for:

The Gaudy Lunch

2000 Bourgogne Blanc Javillier
Char-Grilled Asparagus with Smoked Salmon served on Baby Salad Leaves with a Citrus Dressing
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1999 Château d'Armailhac
Pan Fried Medallions of Venison with a Port and Redcurrant Jus Lie
Parmentier Potatoes
A Medley of Roast Vegetables
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Tirimisu with Fresh Raspberries and a Rich Chocolate Sauce
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1995 Château Liot
1998 Château Chantalouette
Dessert
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Coffee served in the Garden Quadrangle Reception Room


The Chateau d'Armailhac (Pauillac) 1999: (Youthful colour. Obvious and attractive youth on the nose, brimming over with coffee, tarry treacle toffee and blackcurrant aromas. Full palate, with coffee notes again, and firm, fresh acidity. Intense and concentrated, with pure black fruits and ripe, firm tannins. Voluptuous and seductive. Delicious, with lovely potential. A tremendous effort for this vintage. Needs five years but should be beautiful when mature.) was superb. After that it all got a bit hazy.

As I walked back across the quad I was approached by a young Texan honey (Youthful colour. Obvious and attractive youth on the nose, brimming over with coffee, tarry treacle toffee and blackcurrant aromas. Full palate, with coffee notes again, and firm, fresh acidity. Intense and concentrated, with pure black fruits and ripe, firm tannins. Voluptuous and seductive. Delicious, with lovely potential. A tremendous effort for this vintage. Needs five years but should be beautiful when mature.) who was lost.

She was trying to find her way round the college having just arrived for a course. She obviously thought I was safe as I was wearing my State of Texas belt buckle, a present from Kim, so in my best Terry Thomas manner I took off to see the magnificent new organ....

The train was very, very late so Mrs Englishman had to drive out late in the evening to pick me up - she has gone for a walk this morning leaving me in my penitence to look after the Englishettes.

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Shame on you, showing off your mighty British organ to our innocent Texas gal...

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