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2009 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson
Melon de Bourgogne
- Loire Valley
- Pays Nantais
- Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
Community Tasting Notes 63
Chainthroer wrote: (92 points)
December 18, 2016 - Last tasted over 18 months ago. Just about the same: "aromas of lime, orange peel, lemon, white pepper and minerals. ... Flavors similar to butterscotch candy, honey, hints of saline, minerals and again some leesy notes. Rich and seemingly more intense fruit than in prior tastings. A creamy texture in the mouth. Good acid and structure for longevity."
Guy Des Rosiers Likes this wine: (88 points)
June 18, 2016 - Tasted from magnum. Medium-lemon core. Shy nose of lemon, lime and mint, showing a bit of age. Fairly round and rich for Muscadet. Not showing very much by way of fruit (mostly lemon and grape). The acidity is balanced. Lacks some of the freshness and crispness of young Muscadet, and signs of age are showing on the finish. Drink up.
Update: Taking Fitzi's advice to heart, I re-tasted this after about 18 hours in the decanter. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the slightly oxidative notes had disappeared, and in fact some of the salinity and crispness of young Muscadet had re-emerged. Based on this, I would agree that the wine merits a higher score (I have adjusted my rating accordingly), and there is no rush to drink this. Still, having had very mixed results aging the 2005s for more than 10 years , I would be cautious about going too long on this. As an aside, I would love to be proved wrong about the age-ability of top Muscadet, as they represent tremendous value.1 person found this helpful Comments (1)
December 24, 2015 - Feels like good Chablis now at this age, though still is recognisable as a Muscadet of some kind by the aromatics (at least when you know what it is). Good, quite full-bodied, pretty long and intense. Not the crisp, light, laser-like Muscadet that one usually gets.
November 15, 2015 - Pleasant, not outstanding. May be in a quiet stage.
Ben H. Likes this wine:
September 5, 2015 - There was a strong caramel taste to this at first than I don't usually associate with Muscadet of any age but the bottle seemed to have been well-stored. I decanted it and an hour or so later it showed much better, seeming to wake up, and over the next few hours the wine kept shifting. Seawater, cantaloupe, and fishy smells. Piercing and smoky in taste, with a striking eucalyptus taste at one point, pleasantly nutty at the end. I prefer less opulent vintages of this wine, however.
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By John Gilman
Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems
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By Chris Kissack
December 2011 (link) 18.5 points
(Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson) A pale hue - nothing unusual about that considering the cool-climate origins - and yet this belies the hugely expressive nose which is minerally and sherbetty, stuffed with crushed rocks and sliced lemon citrus zest, with just a little hint of creamy substance in the background perhaps denoting the richness of the vintage. It doesn't have the profound intensity of Andre-Michel Brégeon's 2004 Gorges, but it comes close, despite the fact that Brégeon's wine spent about double the amount of time on the lees that this one has. The start of the palate is fresh and sappy, and yet laden down with substance and breadth. Through the middle it shows this weight more clearly, although this comes with a fine, precise, very linear acid backbone which persists through to the finish. It is lively and substantial, with a very long, sappy, citrus-infused finish. There are beautiful tones of stone fruit and white pepper swirling around in the centre of the wine, which has quite savoury tones. Deliciously complex, this is an exciting, vigorous, beautifully composed wine which is a delight to drink now, despite my occasional twinge of infanticide-related guilt as I think this will go for many, many years in the cellar.
By Chris Kissack
January 2011 (link) (17.5-18.) points
(Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Clisson) This is due to be bottled in November 2011. It has a very bright definition, lovely tension despite the warm vintage, with the suggestion of a good mineral crunch on the nose. The palate has a good substance with proper definition here, with well-framed sides to the wine. Tense, full of mineral substance, very vivacious and vigorous in the mouth, this is a wine which holds bags of promise. Clearly it is not yet finished but if this holds up in bottle it should be magnificent.
- Vintage 2009
- Type White
- Producer Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier)
- Varietal Melon de Bourgogne
- Designation Clisson
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Loire Valley
- SubRegion Pays Nantais
- Appellation Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
- UPC Code 815541001870
- Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
- In Cellars 286 (52%)
- Consumed 254 (47%)
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