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

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

2009 Loires@RSJ Restaurant: 15 November 2010

2009 Coutures, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Frédéric Mabileau

Certainly Frédéric Mabileau's 2009 Coutures from 40-year-old vines and aged in oak for some nine months was the favourite red of the evening.

Part of the tasting sheet
Just checkin!
Wines tasted:

2009 Touraine Sauvignon Vincent Roussely

2009 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors, Jean Tatin and Chantal Wilk

2009 Anjou Blanc, Château de la Roulerie, Philippe Germain

2009 Savennières Clos de Coulaine, Claude Papin

2009 La Cerisaie, Anjou Rouge, Domaine de la Bergerie, Yves Guegniard,

2009 Saumur Champigny, Domaine des Roches Neuves

2009 Domaine de la Perrières, Chinon, Baudry- Dutour

2009 Les Coutures, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Frédéric Mabileau

More to add later today...


Anonymous said...

I am thinking of opening my `06 Roulerie Anjou this evening if I can shake off a couple of minor ailments!


Jim's Loire said...

Bob. I'd open it anyway. Chenin Blanc is a well known cure for minor ailments.

Jim's Loire said...

PS. Bob It has to be said that the 2009 Roulerie was rather dumb last night and needed time in the glass to open up. Will be interesting to know how the 2006 is now shaping up.

Anonymous said...

I am not quite sure if this wine will show its best. There is not much of a track record is there?


Jim's Loire said...
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Jim's Loire said...

Bob. I suggest you just pull the cork and see. Hopefully in 2011 we can pull some corks together in the Loire.