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Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Melon de Bourgogne

9.0498 ratings
9.1123 pro ratings
Sèvre-et-Maine, Pays Nantais, Loire Valley, France
Melon de Bourgogne
Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Shockingly youthful and vibrant for 20 year old wine. Acid is positively feisty. Time has not dimished the potency of this in the slightest, instead knitting the intense lemon and grapefruit together with toasted nuts and a smidge of leesy richness and marine elements recalling seashell and kelp. And yes a little SO2. Btw this stuff costs less than $20 a bottle—buy it, forget about it for a while

Shockingly youthful and vibrant for 20 year old wine. Acid is positively feisty. Time has not dimished the potency of this in the slightest, instead knitting the intense lemon and grapefruit together with toasted nuts and a smidge of leesy richness and marine elements recalling seashell and kelp. And yes a little SO2. Btw this stuff costs less than $20 a bottle—buy it, forget about it for a while

Apr 12th, 2021
Chris MacLean

Extremely quaffable but less vigorous than I remember

Extremely quaffable but less vigorous than I remember

Jun 8th, 2020
Scott Taddeo

Stone and fresh, proper mineral. Green apple, chamomile plant, lemon and a touch of unripe fig. Lean and steely with just a faint, nice bit of chew.

Stone and fresh, proper mineral. Green apple, chamomile plant, lemon and a touch of unripe fig. Lean and steely with just a faint, nice bit of chew.

Aug 11th, 2019
Lance E. Farman

Value

Apr 28th, 2019
Marty Mathis

For those that think only Cabernet or Pinot can rise to the very highest ranking, I say LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY! I have only one comment about this wine... " World Class"!

For those that think only Cabernet or Pinot can rise to the very highest ranking, I say LOOK AWAY, LOOK AWAY! I have only one comment about this wine... " World Class"!

Sep 7th, 2017
JohnQ Boxler

Sales Berkeley Wine Company

9.3

Pepiere is the Mark Jackson of the wine world. Assists the food reliably, year after year after year.

Pepiere is the Mark Jackson of the wine world. Assists the food reliably, year after year after year.

4 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

Balling. Really ballin. Balanced. Elegant lean.

Balling. Really ballin. Balanced. Elegant lean.

3 people found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Every year this is the best wine in this price range. Especially the 2014 vintage.

Every year this is the best wine in this price range. Especially the 2014 vintage.

2 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
Mike Evans

A little on the oxidized side, but not too much, as it adds a little nutty roundness to the crisp saline mineral goodness. The oxidation became more muted and the fruit more vibrant with air. Good stuff.

A little on the oxidized side, but not too much, as it adds a little nutty roundness to the crisp saline mineral goodness. The oxidation became more muted and the fruit more vibrant with air. Good stuff.

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
Jesse Kahn

Basically just want to drink this all the time.

Basically just want to drink this all the time.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015