I bought this specifically to see what would happen with some age on a muscadet. The nice snappy acid died away making for a more round and less full taste, like it died off too quickly. I think I prefer my muscadets young.
A very decent Muscadet and good value too. Paired perfectly with some top-notched tinned seafoody Spanish tapas, I thought this was a notch better than the last bottle I had. Unusually for a Muscadet at this price range, I preferred it when it was not absolutely chilled. At just below room temperature and having had the benefit of some air in the glass, this showed a very classic nose of wet stone and a touch of seashell scents mingling amidst some white fruit and lime aromas. The palate was marked by lots of fresh lemony acidity, citrussy flavours of limes and grapefruit, and a micely minerally end, which all helped to make it a lovely match for the seafood. Simple, a bit short, but very decent stuff indeed, and I would have no hesitation recommending it as a wine to be enjoyed young over a simple meal.
Decent wine, especially at its price point. Over lunch with William, this went pleasantly well with prawn noodles and ngoh hiang. It had a savoury, salty nose of limes and lemons on a bed of saline mineral aromas. There was nice touch of complexity on the nose for a wine at this level. The palate was quite the archetypcal Muscadet, with tons of high acidity slicing its way through citrus lime and lemony fruit flavours, into a finish of slatey mineral, salty seashelly notes and a touch of spice. This is a wine made for food, it was almost sharp in its acidity when had on its own, but when paired with seafoody stuff, it was a very pleasant lunch wine.
Serve this chilled, and then chill it some more! We drank this out of ice-water bucket and everyone agreed that the wine improved as it got colder. This wine has a beautiful, seashore morning, sky color; enjoyable sharp taste, with welcome sur lie fizz and very strong minerality, fast finish to my palate, but I see people disagree below. I paired this incorrectly with a tomato fish stew; I had it again with oysters, which is considered the classic pairing, but that also was lacking. I would actually serve this wine before dinner, maybe with smoked salmon on wheat crackers, or a light, ever so slightly briny cheese.
seaside-ishness. one of my favorite tasting terms. salty air as it runs over shells crushed over thousands of years. the inside of ocean-side sand. this really does open up to show rather powerful fruit for muscadet, but the lighter style body still emphasizes the refreshing mineral encrusted acidity of this wine. soft feijoa (aka guavasteen) fruit.
Realy nice. Bright. A little saltiness. Nice finish. High quality stuff. I think of the top ten whites under $20 I've had in the last couple months, 4 of them would be Muscadet, including this bottling. 88+
More tropical on the nose then I remember it being. Sprightly and fresh on the palate. With hints of sea and saline. This is very good stuff! Maybe competitive with NZ SB! Well, maybe not. But still good!