2008 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
91 points - Wine Advocate: "The nose of lime, chalk, and sea air will pique your appetite and set you salivating even before it hits the palate or rather, I am inclined to say, before you hit the surface of its seemingly bottomless pool of saline, citric refreshment. The amalgam of fresh lime, grapefruit, rhubarb, salt, citrus pips, and iodine on the palate puts me a bit in mind of certain Gruner Veltliner, but the combination of sheer intensity with alcoholic lightness and this wine’s juicy, effortless elegance, as well as the sheer mineral vocabulary required in an attempt to capture its finish are archetypal Muscadet. Relish this anytime over the next 2-3 years." From a single parcel of old vines planted on gabbro soils, this wine is a smack in the face with its sharp, stony minerality. But that component is matched and balanced with rich tropical notes of mango and pineapple. A very nice snap runs through the middle and zingy sharp finish leaves your lips smacking for another sip.