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WTN: On the way to becoming a Musky-holic...

Postby Tim York » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:24 am

Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie 2010 – Domaine de la Touquetière – Alc.12 - was was another purchase at Carrefour's Foire aux Vins and far superior to the Sauvignons noted in the WF thread.

I enjoyed the 2009 and, when I saw these on offer at c.€10 for 3, I did not hesitate. It was maybe a touch crisper than the 2009 and equally mineral showing salt and iodine notes, together with some juicy fruit and a touch of “gras” and it complemented perfectly the first "moules marinières" (mussels) of the season; 15.5/20+++ QPR!!!.

I will buy a couple more three packs before the end of the Foire.
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Re: WTN: On the way to becoming a Musky-holic...

Postby Mark Lipton » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Tim,
'10 was a more nervy, less blowsy year in the Nantais, though "blowsy" should be taken in context with regard to Muscadet. I really like some of the bigger '09s (Pepiere Gras Moutons, Clisson) but for everyday drinking I prefer the '10s (and '11s).

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Re: WTN: On the way to becoming a Musky-holic...

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:07 pm

Way to go Tim, sounds a big step-up from those two SBs you posted on! I trust the in-house PO is not aware of your recent buying spree!
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Re: WTN: On the way to becoming a Musky-holic...

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:33 pm

Just seen the `12 vintage report on Sarah Ahmeds blog. Sounds way better than those `11s.

http://www.thewinedetective.co.uk/blog/ ... ever-seen/
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Re: WTN: On the way to becoming a Musky-holic...

Postby Tim York » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for that link, Bob. The 2011 version of this M Côtes de Grandlieu was much less good than the 2010; indeed I haven't bought a second bottle, though I should so as to check that the main problem was not extreme youth.

I like the sound of those 2012s but I note that the Sydneys include neither the Chenins nor the CabFrancs, my favourites, in their "best ever seen". I need to spend my time perusing Jim's Loire to find out about these.
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