At la Ferme de la Ruchotte

A brilliant [link2post id=”1160″]farmhouse eating establishment[/link2post] in the hills of the Hautes Cotes.

Monthelie 2004, Comte Lafon

Nice lemon fruit, some minerality. It is light and simple on the palate but perfectly drinkable. Nice enough.

Morgon 2006, Lapierre

Light strawberry fruit nose. Clarity of fruit on the nose and palate. Nice and refreshing. This is real type Beaujolais that is not trying to be anything else. Good.

Pommard Premier Cru Clos des Epeneaux 1990, Comte Armand

Beautiful nose of red fruit and complex earthiness. Very stylish. The nose is quite delicious. The palate, on the other had, is too extracted and the alcohol is too high. It is good, but it could have been so much more.

Volnay-Santenots-du-Millieu 1990, Comte Lafon

There is a hint of cheese to the nose, but it basically shows pure red fruit of elegance and refinement, despite its obvious ripeness. The palate is extracted, but really silky and smooth. Very long, very complex, very stylish. Truly excellent.

Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2001, Domaine des Lambrays

Everyone knows I love this wine; it is the cat’s arse.

Sancerre “Les Romains” 2005, Domaine Vacheron

Not very Sauvignon-y. Very mineral. A reasonable amount of green grassiness. Very mineral palate. Very long and complex, Quite stylish, too. This is top Sancerre.