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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Impeccable Sunday dinner@Le Bon Laboureur, Chenonceaux

 2013 Les Cabotines, Montlouis, Ludovic Chanson 

Last Sunday (14th June) we had a Sunday dinner at Le Bon Laboureur in Chenonceaux, which is always consistently good and the service is invariably very professional. We kicked off with Ludovic Chanson's fine 2013 Les Cabotines, Montouis. This sec both confirms that Ludovic continues to make fine wine but also underlines the strength in Montlouis, even though the appellation is quite small. We followed this with the 2009 Philippe Alliet L'Huisserie. It is a while since I have drunk one of Philippe's Chinons and this was very impressive.      

 A velouté of asparagus with an oeuf mollet

Tartare of dorade et gambas marinées – very good  

 Green and white asparagus with two different sauces

 Pigeon (above and below)

 Conjugaison de ris et tête de veau au présent et au passé,  
jus de veau et sauce gribiche

 Saddle of lamb with a herb crust

 2009 l'Huisserie, Chinon, Philippe Alliet
Lovely rich concentration, soft tannins – impressive   


 The spectacular omelette norvégienne    
with fraise & vanille icecream 
flamed with eau de vie de framboise

le coup de grâce – cherries in kirsch


Peter van den Besselaar said...

Beautiful pictures too!

Jim Budd said...

Thank you Peter. Jim

frankly said...

Jealous! We stayed there on our bicycling honeymoon in 2008 and definitely need to get back.


Jim Budd said...

Wise decision Frank!