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

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Monday, 2 November 2015

Another soirée de la modération with #winelovers @Lahore Kebab House

2012 Premier Cru La Mission, Mercurey, Château de Chamirey 

Saturday night was another good evening at the famous Lahore Kebab House, which is half on and half off the Commercial Road. This time I shared a frugal and moderate dinner with Panos Kakaviatos, Wink Lorch and Brett Jones. 

We kicked off with the excellent 2010 sparkling Vouvray from Jacquelin Rouvre (Domaine de la Joubardière) before moving onto Panos' white Mercurey, which had a touch of oak but otherwise was elegantly intregrated. Although drinking well now might well acquire more complexity with a couple of more years in bottle. 

With Wink we naturally moved into Jura territory. Starting with an attractively fresh, crisp and easy 2012 Nature, Côtes du Jura from Domaine Berthet-Bondet. From there we moved to the challenging 2004 Savagnin from Stéphane Tissot – quite golden colour and marked oxidation on the nose but not carried through to the fresh and clean palate – fascinating!  

Next up the 2009 Cuvée Reserve from Château du Petit Thouars – 100% Cabernet Franc. We finished the evening with a glass of 2008 Vin Jaune to delicately prepare us for the journey home. 

As usual we ordered a little more food than we could eat and run up a bill for £69 between the four of us – we are negotiating to pay this off by installments .... 


Hervé LALAU said...

My kind regards to Wink and Brett.

Wink Lorch said...

Thanks for organising this and as ever writing it up, Jim. We had a great evening. And, hello Hervé!