By: Chris Miller |
K&L Staff Member |
Review Date: 9/25/2010
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A friend of mine who's sat for the master's level of the Court of Master Sommeliers two or three times (unsuccessfully I'm afraid) says that if he comes across a wine blind that "smells like slightly corked water", it's a dead ringer for Muscadet. Having tasted some innocuous versions of this wine, I can see his point. But Muscadets like this make me rejoice, and start fantasizing about a limitless supply of oysters on the half shell and bottle after bottle of this tasty vin. Some would call the nose reticent or austere, but I prefer demure. Notes of green apple skin, crushed sea shell, mineral and almond on a racy frame with a very pretty flavor range and excellent depth, breadth and length. A delicious wine indeed and beyond perfect for washing down your favorite mollusks, crustaceans or bivalves.
By the way, the sister bottling "Clos des Briords" is very good also, with a little more palate weight but softer acidity, and a more pronounced autolytic, oxidative quality. Enjoy!! CM