2004 Le Clos du Château L'Oiselinière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

SKU #1125140 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2004 Le Clos du Chateau l’Oiseliniere Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie is once again an impressive and unusually ripe and lush wine for its appellation, yet one that preserves vivid salinity and a somehow crystalline, ore-like and tactile sense of mineral enhancement that I otherwise associate with great whites of Austria’s Wachau. A stronger than (for this cuvee) usual citricity – suggestive of lemon, lime, and tangerine – lends this a vivacity and practically face-smacking (not to mention lip-smacking) brightness, and while there is palpable density present as well as the aforementioned sense of fullness and lushness, there is also a lovely sense of levity that helps reel you back in for the next unforgetable sip.  (8/2010)

K&L Notes

Made from 60+ year-old vines and spent 30 months on the lees. This is a powerhouse of a Muscadet, which is still quite young and could actually use decanting!

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Staff Image By: Leah Greenstein | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2014 | Send Email
Holy deliciousness! This is like no other Muscadet I've ever had--it has more in common with an aged Savennieres or a delicate Sherry. Notes of bruised apple and melon, with a hearty, nutty character. Savory, rich and incredibly long. My favorite wine of the day.

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5