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.
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(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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