Very lovely Muscadet. Lemon and oyster shell aromas, a tense and almost fragile texture that is essentially all acidity and mineral, and a very pure rainwater sense. Especially on day two, the briny taste of oysters comes through on the palate. The wine is unadorned and if you like Muscadet, this one is very good. Drinks well immediately, a lot better on day 2. No shock to say that there is value in holding, although nothing wrong with drinking now too.
Really happy to get to open one of these again...it's been 3 years since I last had it. What I loved about it then (citrus + saline + minerals) are all still there. The saline note seems a bit more muted this time, but the void is filled by some really plush floral notes that were nice. The palate needed time to open up (as is the case with a lot of the Muscadet I drink, the final glass was the best) and, in retrospect, I should have decanted this from the start. Great grip, with what felt like buzzing acidity from start to finish. Not a ton of fruit to speak of, but a nice variety of florals and stone. Wish it was easier to find the Gorges cuvee from Bregeon - to me, it's one of the benchmark wines coming out of Muscadet.
Lovely wine that shows classic Muscadet aromas and flavors, and great texture and balance. That said, even over two days, the wine is a bit restrained and I don't know if it just needs more time to unfold, or if perhaps it simply isn't any more articulate as a wine than is day, Fief du Brueil or Briords. But in that case, why pay almost double. I like the wine very much but am not yet convinced on the value relative to other top notch Muscadet.
golden hue, tropical fruits and ocean all over the nose, gorgeously refreshing, bright from the introduction, orange zest, lemon, wet stones and incredibly vivid mineral impressions over the light and balanced palate, shows energy and complexity on an uplifted height, matched up with creamy shrimp risotto, even after the food I could not keep my lips off the edge of the glass for long, incredible
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(André-Michel Brégeon Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Gorges) Bottle no. 9114. This wine has a pale, pale hue. And it also has a delightful nose, exuberant, aromatic, just loaded with rocky minerality, backed up by a lemon-lime vibrant richness. There is more of the same on the palate too, which is just bursting with powdery, volcanic minerality, seemingly lending a tangible substance to the palate of the wine, with a gentle texture and fresh, vibrant acidity. But overall this is just explosive with its peppery, tingly richness, dominating every moment of the palate and the finish. Texturally very pleasing too though, with notes of sweet, toothsome melon alongside it all. This is just brilliant. And it has plenty of potential for the future too, such is its balance and vibrant acid structure; I'll be leaving my other bottles in the cellar for a few years.