We popped by Omakase burger the other day, and a secondary school friend wanted to eat some cheese, so we swung over to Le Benaton, also located at Turf City. I've heard loads about this place, but never really had a chance to see what it's about.
Turns out this place sells French wine and cheese, my sorta thing really. We picked a bottle of Burgundy, a Vosnee Romanee 2010, and some cheeses, to be consumed at my friend's place.
The wine wasn't anything special, really - a 2010 Vosnee Romanee that was far too young; lovely sweet aromas on the nose, but a bit too harsh and tannic on the mouth even though there were some fruit flavours. Needs far more aging. At this point - probably a rating would be undeserved.
I had alot of fun with the cheeses though. Many of my friends love Epoisses, and I haven't been able to find a place that sells Epoisses, but thankfully Le Benaton does sell Epoisses. So I bought a small round to try - and it was just sublime, sooo amazing. The king of cheeses - smelly, rotten, funky, savoury, tasty, deep, rich, full of umami, but never boring. (9.5/10). I could eat this all day.
The other cheeses we had were really nice too - an aged Comte, which made me rekindle my love for Comte - and I realise how important aging is to the cheese. The 15 month aged Comte displayed lovely flavours which I couldn't get from the normal variety.
I guess I have to go back to Le Benaton soon!