RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

RSJ Christmas Wine Offer 2013

The following wines are a special selection from the extensive RSJ Wine list and are offered at a discounted rate until the end of the year. We have already put together a number of ‘mixed cases’ but please feel free to mix your own cases if you prefer.

To order:  Tel 020 7928 4554                     e-mail
RSJ 33 Coin Street London, SE1 9NR

A Box for Christmas Day £60.00

1 Bottle Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux              
Delicious dry sparkling wine made in the traditional method from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

2 Bottles  2012 Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine du Clos Roussely
Stunning Sauvignon from a wonderful recent discovery, Vincent Roussely.

2 Bottles  2012  Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie
Lovely ripe and fruity with an excellent balance and flavour.

1 Bottle  Cockburns Fine Ruby Port
Ripe well-structured Port from this famous house.

The Prestige case [6 bottles] £89.50
A stunning collection of our Vignerons’ top wines
1 Bottle                 2005 Le L’d’Or Muscadet, Vieilles Vignes,  Pierre Luneau
1 Bottle                 2010  Petit Princé, Chenin Blanc, Christophe Daviau
1 Bottle                 2011 Bourgueil ‘Racines’, Frédéric Mabileau
1 Bottle                 2010 ‘Evanescence’Anjou Villages, Yves Guegniard
1 Bottle                 2010 Chinon, Pierre de Tuf, Jérôme Billard
1 bottle                  2011 Coteaux du Layon ‘Les Rouannières’ [50cl], Claude Papin

The Sauvignon case  £ 120.00 
3 Bottles                 2012 Touraine Sauvignon, Le Clos Vincent Roussely
3 Bottles                2012 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut, Christophe Daviau
3 Bottles                2012 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet, Sébastien Treuillet
3 Bottles               2012 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’, Domaine Champault
The Loire red case [Cabernet Franc]  £120.00

4 Bottle                 2011 Anjou Rouge, Domaine Ogereau, Vincent Ogereau
4 Bottles                2012 Chinon, Domaine de Noblaie, Jérôme Billard
4 Bottles                2011 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, ‘Les Rouillières’ Frédéric Mabileau

 Champagne & Sparkling Wine
                                                                               Normal         Discount
Crémant de Loire Brut, Domaine de Nerleux        £11.95               £10.95

Crémant de Loire Rose, Domaine de Nerleux       £11.95               £10.95

Vouvray Brut, Domaine Champalou                     £13.95               £12.75

2009 Crémant de Loire Dom Nature D.Richou   £19.50             £18.25

Champagne J.P.Robert Brut  NV                         £23.70              £21.75

                                                                                                        Normal                   Discount
2012 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                £8.95                     £8.25
A ripe and fruity Cabernet Franc from Dominique Tessier – this wine has an elegance and nice balance.

 2012 Touraine Gamay, Domaine du Clos Roussely                   £9.05                     £8.40
Delicious fruity Gamay from low yields grown organically by this exciting young vigneron, Vincent Roussely.

2012 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie                                           £10.25                    £9.50
Jérôme Billard’s lovely Chinon is packed with ripe fruit - it has a glorious nose of violets and a lovely balance. Made organically.

2012 Saumur Champigny Domaine de Nerleux                         £10.25                     £9.50
Régis and Amelie Neau have made a delicious Champigny this year, full of ripe fruit and charm.

2012 Château de la Roulerie, Cabernet Franc                                     £11.30                £10.50
Easy drinking, fruity and with a nice concentration, Philippe Germain’s latest vintage is fantastic value.

2011 ‘Les Rouillières’ St Nicolas de Bourgueil                              £11.75                 £10.85
Frédéric Mabileau’s delicious 2011 is rich ripe and elegant with an excellent balance. Made organically.

2011 Sancerre Rouge ‘Les Pierris’                                                 £12.95                  £11.95
Delicious Pinot Noir from the Champault brothers with good balance and drinking really well.

2011  Bourgueil ‘Racines’                                                               £14.25                  £13.25
Frédéric Mabileau is recognised by his peers as one of the finest vignerons in the Loire valley and his 2011 Bourgueil, made from old vines, is aged in large oak barrels for 11 months and has lovely ripe fruit and a very good length and concentration.

2010  Chinon ‘Pierre de Tuf’ Domaine de la Noblaie                  £14.75                 £13.75 
Christophe Baudry’s Chinon from old vines has a richness and concentration with a very good length.
2010  ‘Evanescence’  Anjou Villages                                             £16.20                   £14.95
Yves Guegniard has produced a wonderful wine made from Cabernet Franc – it is aged for 18 months in oak barrels and has a lovely concentration of blackberry fruit and great length.

Sweet Wines
The following selection of sweet wines go extremely well with blue cheese, Foie Gras and various fruit desserts – why not treat yourself to a bottle or two this Christmas?

2011  Coteaux du Layon Rablay, Clos de la Girardière                     £14.50           £13.45

2011 Coteaux du Layon, Clos de la Soucherie [50cl]                        £16.50           £15.25

2011 Coteaux du Layon ‘Les Rouannières’ Claude Papin [50cl]   £18.25             £16.85

2010 Quarts de Chaume, Château Pierre Bise [50cl]                       £22.95             £21.25

DRY WHITE                                                                                 Normal           Discount
2011 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                       £8.95              £8.25
Dominique Tessier’s lovely ripe Chenin Blanc has a good length and is most appealing.

2012 Touraine Sauvignon, Vincent Roussely                                     £9.05              £8.40
Organically grown from low yields, this lovely ripe Sauvignon has much more concentration than most from this appellation.

2012 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut                                                    £9.40            £8.70
Christophe Daviau’s elegant organic Sauvignon is drinking really well and continues to be very popular with our clients.

2012 Muscadet Sur Lie ‘Le Clos des Allées                                         £10.85           £9.95
Pierre Luneau’s stunning wine from this special site is made from old vines and has a wonderful minerality with real ripeness and excellent balance.

2010 Vouvray Sec, Domaine Champalou                                          £11.95               £11.05     
Didier Champalou’s delicious dry Vouvray has lovely ripe fruit and great length.

2010  Petit Princé Chenin Blanc Dom. de Bablut,                             £12.55            £11.60
Christophe Daviau’s lovely Chenin Blanc is made organically and is bottled on the lees. It has a wonderful concentration and complexity.

2012 Château de la Roulerie,    Chenin Sec                                        £12.95             £11.95
Now in the hands of the dynamic Philippe Germain, this famous old Anjou property has gone through a transformation. This superbly balanced ripe fruity wine goes well with lightly spiced and oriental food as well as traditional fish and white meat dishes.

2012 Quincy , Domaine des Ballandors                                             £12.85                £11.85
Jean Tatin’s delicious dry zesty and beautifully balanced Sauvignon is now drinking superbly.

2012 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’ Domaine Champault                           £12.95               £11.95
This classic Sancerre from the Champault brothers has a lovely blackcurrant nose, ripe Sauvignon flavours and is beautifully balanced.                                            

2012 Pouilly Fumé, Domaine Treuillet                                             £12.95               £11.95
Classic Pouilly-Fumé from impressive young grower Sébastien Treuillet – lovely ripe flinty Sauvignon with great character.

2010 Savennières, Clos de Coulaine                                                    £13.15              £12.15
Claude Papin’s superb Savennières has wonderful honeyed fruit and an excellent balance along with a lovely minerality.
                                                                                                                                                                E& OE

Jérôme Billard (Domaine de la Noblaie)@RSJ Restaurant 11th November 2013

Jérôme Billard@RSJ Restaurant on Monday 11.11.13

Making a flying visit (by train) to London Jérôme Billard (Domaine de la Noblaie) came over specially to give a tasting at the RSJ Restaurant on Monday 11th. Although the picking has now finished, the vats in the estate's new winery are in full fermentation, so it was great that Jérôme made it over at a very stressful time.  

During an excellent tasting, Jérôme showed the following wines from the domaine:

2010 Mon Ange Touraime Mousseux Rosé 
(served as the apéro) 

2010 Chinon Blanc – La Part des Anges
One of the favourite wines of the evening – limited production Jérôme now moving onto 2011 

2012 Chinon Blanc
Worked well with the first course: 
hot smoked salmon, cucumber, Keta caviar and hollandaise


2010 Les Chiens Chiens 
From vines planted on clay

2010 Les Blancs Manteaux
 From vines planted on clay/limestone.
Although vinified and matured in the same way, these two reds are quite different. Les Chiens Chiens is the lighter cuvée and unlikley to last as long as Les Blancs Manteaux, which is a more structured, powerful wine

2000 Chinon, Domaine de la Noblaie
Made by François Billard, Jérôme's father 
Now retired François taught oenology at the wine school in Montreuil-Bellay 
and made Noblaie's wine in his spare time.
Although the vintage here was less favourable than in Bordeaux, 
the 2000 showed well with attractive, evolved brambly fruit   
2012 Domaine de la Noblaie
The straight domaine red with attractive juicy, red fruits.
Not a wine to analyse but rather one to enjoy with friends.
Has sufficient acidity to keep the palate fresh.
Was served with slow cooked duck, mashed potato, 
Heritage carrots, autumn greens and game jus