Awards and citations:

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

Thursday, 5 March 2009

2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Henry Marionnet

Opened this last evening. It is quite typical of 2006 with rich grapefruit flavours and a touch minerality in the long finish. Considerably better balanced than some 2006 Pouilly-Fumés and Sancerre currently are as some are just too fat for their own good. Still nice and fresh, so no hurry to drink up – should easily last another couple of years. In a blind tasting could I pick this out from several Sancerres? Answer: probably not.

Although Henry Marionnet is now known, at least in part for his ungrafted cuvées, he originally made his name by concentrating on Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay.

Henry Marionnet, Domaine de la Charmoise, 41230 Soings


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