(15 September 2008)
Only the first three wines are still available, rest were drawn from the RSJ's reserve stock.
1] 2006 Sauvignon de Bablut £7.85
Christophe Daviau, Domaine de Bablut, VDP du Val de Loire.
From Brissac-Quincé in Anjou. Some weight, easy-drinking Sauvignon. Softer acidity than generally found in the wines from further east.
2] 2007 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors £9.75
Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk
3] 2006 Menetou-Salon ‘Clos de la Cure’ £9.75
Roger Champault et Fils
Disappointing: quite fat but dumb – lacked zip.
4] 1999 Sancerre [in magnum] André Dezat
Opened up in the glass, citric and mineral, still youthful. Well liked by many of those present.
5] 2000 Pouilly Fumé ‘La Rambarde’
Showing well – yellow plum on nose, some weight with racy acidity in the finish.
Warm goats' cheese
Roasted peppers & ciabatta crostini
Comte Henri d’Assay
7) 1996 Sancerre Dominique Midgeon
Last minute addition to replace oxidised Tracy. Still very youthful, quite lean.
8] 1997 Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
9] 2004 Quincy, Cuvée Sucellus
Scallop, monkfish & salmon
Cress, crushed new potatoes
Peas & broad beans
White wine veloute
10] 1989 Cuvée Pierre ‘Vendange tardive’
Joseph Balland Chapuis
Dessert: Spiced orange cake with plums & whipped yogurt
Full details of the RSJ Restaurant’s autumn tasting programme on: http://rsj.uk.com as well as on the new RSJ News: http://rsj-news.blogspot.com This site will soon become part of the RSJ Restaurant site.
RSJ Restaurant, 33 Coin Street, London SE1 9NR
Tel: 020-7928 4554