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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, 28 November 2009

2006 Terroir Silex, Jacky Preys

Intriguing wine from Jacky Preys. Apart from a very early tank sample of the 2009 Silex I don't remember tasting this cuvée from Jacky before – not really a surprise as my tastings of the Preys wines have been irregular over the years. The 2006 Silex was less mineral than I expected, more aromas and flavours of fennel – quite rich as befits the year. I should taste the 2007 and 2008, which I fancy will be more austere and mineral. Certainly an enjoyable glass of wine but not obviously Touraine Sauvignon.


Alex Mathur, Montlouis
Sadly this promising domaine went bankrupt in May and has ceased production. This is confirmation of a rumour I heard some months ago. Prior to being Alex Mathur this domaine was called Levasseur.

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