With aeration for hour, this opens up with honey, fresh herbs, crushed rocks, flint, hay, and white flowers. For my expectations from a Muscadet, this has a surprisingly good weight. It has a sweet honey note on the entry, but it is fabulously well balanced with crisp acidity. This needs aeration to show its true potential.
This seemed a bit too syrupy right out of the bottle - I often find this trait in Argentinian Malbec, which made it difficult for me to keep purchasing in this category. This Malbec was sweet, simple, and somewhat pleasing. 24 hours later, syrupiness calmed down a bit, and the overall balance improved. Ripe blackberry juice, licorice, and fresh herbs notes make up this very low acidity red. This goes very well with cheese, sort of like how port goes well with cheese. Purchased at $14 with free shipping.
Classic Northern Rhone stinkiness (not too much) on the nose is inviting. It has pleasant dryness and good acidity with high toned blackberries, game, and gentle curry spices. Really light on its feet, this should be great with food. It is old world in style.