2004 Domaine Les Hautes Noelles Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu
Nice crisp juicy and verdant, with plenty of lime cut to go with all the appropriate dishes. But, that said, it is a bit dull and lacking the racy saltiness I wanted. Of course it is nice for what it is, and far be it from me to typecast Muscadet. But I won’t be buying this again unless forced into it on a restaurant list.
2004 Louis Métaireau Muscadet Carte Noir
This is better, crisp, crunchy salty golden carbon apples and pears. Unfortunately the fruit is a bit hollow and doesn’t have the verve or the snap one would want from top flight Muscadet. I’m really being strict here with these two wines, but hey, I’m allowed, it’s my palate and my money!
2003 August Kessler Rheingau Riesling
At $8.99 it is impossible to go wrong with this. Juicy firm glistening golden chewy riesling fruit. Not at all complex or profound, but has minerals and is nice for the price to open with ease.
1999 Domaine Comte Peraldi Ajaccio
This is not a grand wine, but it is a wine I like and in a lovely place, still firm and with plenty of fruit, but also starting to mellow in the mouth. A very civilized accompaniment to mid-week dinner.
2000 St. Urbans-Hof Leiwener Laurentiuslay Riesling Spatlese Auction
Fun golden goodness that is expressive and what it lacks in concentration it makes up for in grace, with a lovely elegant finish that gives it a serious air.
2005 Domaine Ecard Savigny-les-Beaune VV
Yes this is bloody ripe, and also bloody dark plummy young juicy and succulent. But despite the sweet middle it has a fine mineral spine buried deep within that redeems it and makes it fun. Although I haven’t yet decided if I would want to buy more.