MuscaDay 2015: A more bold and forward appeal (obviously, still tons of minerals, ocean spray and brine), but some orange, apple and candied lemon. Seems to be opening up, I'd love to try this again in two-to-four years.
beginning to lose some of its baby fat--or rather actually gaining some. A bit fuller. This is a wonderful wine, and I will be happily drinking it over the next decade, but I miss the excitement last year when it was less developed but really electrifying.
12.0% - Clear, med to light lemon / clean, med intensity - citrus (lemon, yuzu), fennel, yeasty brioche, ton of chalk / dry, high zippy acidity, med to light elegant body, med+ intensity, lingering finish, creamy texture, very pure and perfectly balanced. This second bottle confirms that this is the best from Pepiere I've had so far.
12.0% - Clear, med to pale lemon / clean, med intensity - piquant lemon zest, lemon custard, chalky minerality, fresh butter notes, a touch of spice / dry, high racy acidity, med- body, med+ intensity, med to long length. This is so refreshing and full of finesse at the same time. Probably the best vintage of Clos des Briords that I've tried so far. Blind I would probably have mistaken this one for a well made Chablis 1er cru level. The entry level 2012 Muscadet from Pepière was great, but this is way ahead.
Just so good. This bottle particularly fruity with lemon and even some pineapple but part of the package with refreshing acidity and minerality. With this fruty side of Muscadet, better than any Sauvignon Blanc the world has to offer. PThe same wine that is great with shucked oysters has plenty of substance to stand up to grilled swordfish.
I thought all of the comments here were apt to be hyperbole; I was dead wrong. This, my seventh vintage of this wine, is far and away the most impressive. Normally it takes some time for this wine to show well; this is spectacular now. What's ahead? How much better could this be? The only thing I know for certain is I didn't buy enough. I'm not sure I could get enough of this vintage.
Interesting nose, some cheese rind leesiness to go with the lemon and sea spray. Light to medium bodied with high acidity. Crackling with energy and acid in the mouth, lemons and minerals. Fantastic Muscadet.
Tasted over 2 hrs -translucent very pale light yellow/grey/green -smells like the ocean (really!) -higher acidity gives beautiful verve and keeps it crisp and fresh, despite a faint creaminess in the med concentrated mid-palate, fruit component is citrus and melon -fantastic as it always is, perhaps a bit more focus and energy than the 2011
Smells like white peach, melon, lemon oil, and stony, saline minerals; fresh and appetizing. Hints of almond and sweet dough. Zippy and lemony on the palate, fresh cool restrained melon and stone fruit, excellent acidity and minerality, some mouthwatering salinity; terrific freshness and vibrancy. Good stuff!
Fantastic. Lemons, herbs, floral, and saline scents are present. Palate has those perfumed qualities among the zip & flavors of lemon and a bit of melon-y weight. Acid, bright finish that still manages to have heft to it.
Need more. Drink this with any seafood--this bottle paired well with shrimp, scallops, and softshells .
This has become my #1, buy by the case white wine. Dependable citrus, salinity, minerals and bracing acid. Great accompaniment to many foods, especially seafood. This wine was on the fruty side, but still with the characteristics I expect from a Briords. Half a case to go, and I will enjoy these all summer.
Likely the best young muscadet we have had. So vibrant, energetic, and perfectly balanced. Medium bodied with excellent texture, as tense orchard fruit and creamy citrus overlay veins of saline and slate minerality. Electric lime citrus and white flowers define the lengthy finish. Superb, with years of life ahead. Drink or hold.
A fruitier Briords than most vintages, though still with lots of acidity and minerality. Delicious and very ready to drink. Excellent with roast cod. A Briords to buy in quantity, especially if you like some melon in your Melon.
Wonderful example of the Briords. Reminiscent of the 2010, with its taut, gum-ripping salinity and dry extract coupled perfectly with rich lemon and citrus goodness. It's hard to know who loves it more: my palate or my wallet?
Just wonderful muscadet. Good dose of brine, lemons, and herbs on the nose. Palate was highly energetic with great lemon, lime, and fresh herbs. Beefs up a bit with some air and the lemon really builds up. This is a great Briords.
For crying out loud, this is good! And to think Greenblanket almost passed on this due to vintage concerns. This one is fresh and vibrant and mineral and it still brings a great set of fruit. Greenblanket was most recently loving on on a 2009 but this has everything he admired in that wine with way more definition.
What a fabulous young Briords! It has the intensity to it that I expect of this bottling, but a suppleness and aromatic quality that appeals even at this young age. The expected minerality is there in spades, but there's also a firm core of fruit. Drink or hold, as they say.
Exuberant nose of apples, pineapple and peach. This set the stage for great anticipation as this is our first foray into muscadets and we were not disappointed. Racy and fresh with ample fruit which gave the palate great lift. I did not get the salty taste that I have had with Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc, maybe the next bottle.
Candied apple on the nose. Medium body and fruit (very generous by muscadet standards). Long, mineral driven finish with the classic hint of salinity. An outstanding really well crafted wine. Went great with fish, shrimp, scallops especially.
This is a great vintage of Briords. The concentration is remarkable, and the richness is impressive. Despite this the core of Briords minerality is still there, albeit the saline quality has a touch of richness that is almost sweet that is unique in my experience of the wine. The length is great and there's plenty of acid too. Should age wonderfully, although it's drinking marvelously right out of the gate.
A wonderful Briords, incredibly bracing, vibrant and racy with fresh lemon fruit that seems to be carved right out of stone. Such a vivid mineral character here infusing each sip, great balance with bright acidity, and good length.
Another successful vintage of Briords. Surprisingly approachable with less steel and more fruit than I expected. That said, there is no deficiency of acidity and minerality but rather a plethora of limey melony fruit. The richness of the vintage makes it a good match with...steamed lobster.
Bursting sugary salty lemony smell. Has more body than regular Muscadet. It is not watery wine at all. Even not considering the price factor, I don't think it is easy to choose a 1er Chablis over this, especially in a hot day. Very tasty as always.