This was singing. Showing some age as the acidity has rounded a bit. Lemon curd, slightly nutty and herbal, the flavors changed over time at times more herbal and then becoming more lemon citrus. Served blind most thought this was CdB Burg. In a flight with '04 Droin Clos. Paired with spring vegetables, preserved lemon, potato, vadouvan oil.
For SFJoe (Josefa & Mark's House - Chicago, IL): Another great bottle of this. If there's a lesson that can be learned about Ollivier's Briords is that air is really needed to make these wines comes alive. This was a bit muted when we cracked it open, but it blossomed beautifully with time. Lots of citrus, and minerals. Great cut and acidity too...so it can go longer, but it's delicious right now!
Loire Night at Racines (Racines NY - New York, NY): Touch of heat on the nose at first, but that blew off. Talk about a mineral-laden wine, this is from rocks. Palate fleshed out with air (as most Briords do) and produced a perfectly balanced, elegant middle-age muscadet.
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(Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords) Group's #2 (my #4) – 52 pts; 3, 3, 4, 1 - light yellow color; herbal, creamy, lime, mineral nose; tight, tangy, cream, lime and orange palate with depth and sweet edges, medium acidity; short finish
(Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords) Light yellow color; reticent, mineral and citrus nose; light bodied, ripe and tart lemon and mineral palate; short-medium finish
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