Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 90.3 points

  • I don't think I actually intended to cellar this, but a bottle got buried where I couldn't get to it for a long time... anyway, I wish I'd been smart enough to put away more, because it's just fantastic now and is really rewarding the time it spent sleeping. It is absolutely crystalline and cut like a jewel and features a cleansing freshness to it, but it's laced with darker tones and some of the candy-corn richness of fancy white Burgundy which gives it a level of stuffing and density that wasn't even hinted at on release. Yet overall it stays so fresh and bright that it's totally defying all stereotypes of the vintage.

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  • Seemed a bit off when initially opened but cleared up with a few minutes of air; Very nutty; Hazelnuts?; This has begun to thin out - drink up

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  • Minerals, limestone, citrus, some yeast. Drinking very nicely now.

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  • Is this the QPR King of France? Here is a delicious bone-dry white to serve straight out of the ice bucket. The cold mutes the fruit and gives it a refreshing, Alpine quality that's inspiring me for the first time to use the word "schist" in a tasting note. At this point the wine is all about texture, offering the mouthfeel of a good Chablis but with a Savoyarde flavor profile. Given time to breathe and warm up, citrus fruit takes over, conveying both the acidity and the tang of fresh-squeezed lemons. Alcohol is a little stiff, given its proportions, but that's the only sign this juice saw the summer of 2003. I can't think of a better wine to buy by the case for summer days and nights this year.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/18/2009, (See more on 91 points

    (Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords) Group's #6 (my #1) – 77 pts; 1, 1, 3, 8 - light canary yellow color; a little oxidized, creamy, almond, witch hazel and green almond nose; tasty, lime, cream, almond and mineral palate; medium finish 91+ pts.

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