2009 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie

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91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May 10: "Silver-straw color. Offers the same high-pitched, mineral-driven citrus profile of the St. Vincent but with added elements of yellow plum and pungent herbs. Lively but deeply concentrated orange and orchard fruit flavors show weightier nectarine and mango qualities in the mid-palate, with a dusty mineral element adding focus. The herbal quality repeats on the tangy finish. For the price, this is a steal." 89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Delhommeau 2009 Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie Cuvee Harmonie invokes fresh lemon, tangerine, and pear on a subtly-scented nose and buoyant, bright, refreshing palate that conveys a lovely sense of transparency to shimmering salt and chalk nuances. Enjoy this outstanding value over the next year or two." (08/10)

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Staff Image By: Gary Lai | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/20/2011 | Send Email
Crisp, mineral and refreshing! Great to drink before dinner or complement it with seafood. Definitely a crowd pleaser...

Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/10/2011 | Send Email
This Muscadet is fresh and dry with subtle aromas of flowers, green apples and lemons. Enjoy it by the pool, with goat cheese or spicy foods or grilled fish. This wine pairs well with almost everything!

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