This is the second "older" muscadet I've tried, with the first being an '88 Pepiere that Olivier brought directly from his cellar to CSW for a tasting in ~2004. This epiphany was in fact what inspired me to lay down some of the '01s and '02s Briords. This had a slightly waxy melony fruit profile up front, similar to what I get in aged Roussanne, but this became less prominent with air, and was virtually gone when we tried the remainder of the bottle the next day. The minerality and salinity are still surprisingly prominent, though mellowed out a bit from what I remember about this wine when it was young. Surprisingly burg like, this was a really interesting experiment, and I will continue to age these in good vintages.
Drinking very nicely. Still lots of salinity but rounded out . A good example of how this wine doesn't just last but evolves intsomething very good and very different (not that it wasn't also excellent on release and especially a couple of years after. Delicious with sauteed haddock.
Much better than the first bottle we had. Bought this wine a couple of years ago on a close-out. First bottle was not good, maybe corked? This bottle was much more true to what we expected. Mineral character, good balance, and nice food wine.