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

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Three recent bottles

2007 Sancerre, Henry Natter
Crisp, grapefruit quite austere and very much in the 2007 style – très droit en Français. very refreshing, especially on a hot day.

2008 Les Perrières, Saumur, Domaine de Saint-Just
Clean and lemony, 100% Chenin Blanc that sees no wood. May take more weight with age. Would be a good match with a plateau de fruits de mer.

2006 Saumur-Champigny, Château de Villeneuve
Herbal, soft Saumur-Champigny with good concentration for Jean-Pierre's domaine wine. Delicious – one of those bottles that disappear with startling rapidity.


Anonymous said...

I made a big mistake not picking up some Sancerre whilst in London recently. Slim pickings here in Alberta and what is around is not exciting and high priced.

Bob from Alberta.

Jim's Loire said...

Bob. I fear there are few reasons for living in Alberta ............. a move to the Loire is probably the only solution!

Anonymous said...

Jim, funny you should say that. My friend Marc Vigneron who used to work here in Edmonton, has moved back to the Loire. He has a B`n B and is also an agent. It was Marc who brought Chateau Prince to Alberta.

Jim's Loire said...

Bob. Where does Marc have his B&B please?