On Friday Majestic held their summer press tasting at Kings Place near Kings Cross. Although I have been to several concerts in the venue's basement, this is the first tasting I have been to at Kings Place. It was held on the ground floor in an attractively light and airy room overlooking the canal.
2014 Les Monts Damnés, Sancerre, Pierre Martin, Lay & Wheeler £18.70. Pierre Martin is a very good young producer in the little village of Chavignol close to the town of Sancerre. To the north Chavignol is dominated by the steep slopes of Les Monts Damnés – the damned slopes because they were and are so hard to cultivate. 2014 is a very good vintage and this will benefit from a little more time in bottle as it is currently a little closed in the finish.