October 16, 2020 - Dark straw/ pale gold color
Medium aromas of ripe peach/ melon/ lemon with dry rock minerality
Palate rather dull - lemon and herbs with some salinity noted
Medium plus jagged acidity and medium minus alcohol - average length
Although enjoyable enough, I have had Briords several times and have been much more impressed than I was with this
Maybe weaker vintage or hopefully just a dumb phase
Will wait five years and hope for aging to bring out that Muscadet palate
October 13, 2020 - Single blind tasting
Straw, clear and bright
Aromatics medium -. Water and rocks, later some melon. Had to hunt for it though
Palate medium. Acid medium +, spikey. No phenolics with medium - alcohol. Lime zest and salt. Brief dough. Interesting
Finish has a medium + length. Balanced, but totally lacked the creamy mouthfeel I would have expected in a Muscadet
No dry glass aromas
Need to wait on this one for a few years, but I'm not as impressed as with other vintages.
August 1, 2020 - Crystalline pale hay color, some distinct toasty notes on the nose, lovely medium intensity fruit, quite lithe and taut, sea shell, just a hint of saline, great acidity, finishes with drawn out chalky minerality. One of the worlds best QPR wines.
July 29, 2020 - First go on a Pepiere ever. Big fan of acidic wines so lets go! White fruits, lemon and lime but also grassy, great acidity, seashell saltiness, a bitter note and minerality. Pretty long finish. I noticed a small oxidative note in the back if I'm not mistaking. Typicality of this wine or a minor flaw?
Was I blown away as I hoped, no not really but it is definitely a wine I very enjoy. Hope the future will develop this wine further, got 5 left. Screaming value for 12,50 euro.
June 26, 2020 - Drank well.
June 14, 2020 - Deceptively good, concur with recent notes, lemon, lime, mineral, saline & chalk, light floral notes, good acidity very much in step with the fruit. Subtle nose and graceful palate of light richness, good length. Interesting, vintage & age variation-- have had 2014 and 2015 in last 6 months or so, all have signature elements, but this may not be quite as rich as some and age perhaps only beginning to tell. Drank through 2013 over 6 years and they all developed so nicely. Likewise the 2010 & 2012 Clisson, really kicked it.
June 13, 2020 - Had in OBX.
N lime, sea water, minerals
P lemon, sea minerals, seashells
F strong acidity, nice body
June 8, 2020 - My final 2016. Opened yesterday, drinking today with a cool chill on it. This bottle is similar to the one six months ago, showing melon, a rounder texture, bitter apple, tart lemon curd and some of the marine/briny notes in the finish. $20 for this stuff....still seems like a crime is being done when I buy these.
May 24, 2020 - 2 years after the last Bottle the wine now has arrived where I expected it. Though that does not mean it does not go further. It drinks lovely. I had it with Veal escalope, mashed potato and turnip stalk. Honeysucle and a lot of minerality. Very fresh and very long at the same time. Brilliant.
May 9, 2020 - Decanted for 30 min. Tart apples aromas, lemon, minerals, w mild saline, iodine notes. Palate flavors are similar to the aromas. Fantastic acids that are rounded by just enough fruit. Nice minerality and a nice moderate lingering finish. Really nice.