Community Tasting Notes (17) Avg Score: 87.2 points

  • 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.

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  • Blind Night (Kevin): Pale golden yellow color. Light tropical fruit aromatics. Tastes of melon and lemon with a salty minerality. Well balanced. Long finish with some nice depth and complexity.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The wine opens up after several hours and was better on day 2, with pineapple, lime and lemon on the nose and tart citrus palate with very good acidity. Overall very clean but quite simple.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/27/2011, (See more on 84 points

    (Domaine de l'Aujardière (Eric Chevalier) Muscadet-Côtes de Grandlieu Sur Lie) Light medium lemon yellow color; clean, fresh, tart citrus, tart lemon nose that's youthful and appealing; simple tart citrus, tart apple, lemon palate with medium acidity, light-medium body; short finish (acceptable but not very interesting Muscadet)

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