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Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie le L d'Or 2015

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93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): Lemon, grapefruit, white currant and white peach backed by tinglingly bright acidity and wreathed in floral perfume and greenery put me unexpectedly in mind of Riesling aromatics and flavors. A firm, dense but buoyant palate is saturated with maritime salts and alkali, as well as harboring a mouthwateringly and intriguingly sardine-like animal-mineral savor. The finish practically detonates, leaving your salivary glands milked and your mouth shaken but consummately refreshed and invigorated. This beauty combines the fruity generosity typical of 2015 with brightness and decisive mineral impressions more familiar from 2014, and is almost certain to stand as a high point for its vintage. Drink: 2017-2030. (May 2017)

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Snooth User: raindance
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/14/2012

I just love the earthy smell and taste of Muscadet.


Snooth User: Vespertine77
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/23/2008

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/29/2011

91 points. Sweet, flowery tones with elements of creamed honey and fresh butter introduce the nose. There are hints of brioche and melon, and there is an exceptional crispness, dominated by crushed sea shell, sea stone, and lemonade. There is a faintly tart pear aroma that emerges after a spin in the glass, and the overall presentation comes across as very appealing. Tender, crisp, and delicately sweet, the palate of this wine is immediately recognizable as being perfectly balanced. The fruit is excellently ripe, with juicy notes of white peach, lemon, and gooseberry. Flint and sea stone make up the core of this wine’s mineral-driven mid palate, and there are pleasant notes of nectarine and white flowers on the finish. This is a spritzy, fresh, and very nicely orchestrated wine, with a finish that leaves your mouth watering for more. A very well done effort, and absolutely worth trying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/08/30/post-60-beating-the-heat-with-muscadet/


Snooth User: brooklynwino
87438118
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/22/2009

Lovely lemon and honey notes added with salty minerality, this wine begs for shellfish, brine-y olives and tuna or roast chicken. Bright acidity and a long lemony finish.


Snooth User: NickCB
6891031
5.00 5
Vintage: 1997 11/06/2008

Delicious, crisp, minerally, deep, complex - great with fish / shellfish / goat's cheese.


External Reviews for Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie le L d'Or

External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/21/2011

A light, dry white wine that's refreshing anytime of year. Aromas of lemons and white flowers backed up by mineral goodness.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/06/2009

Pierre Luneau-Papin always makes a Muscadet of substance. The "L d'Or" cuvée comes from mostly granite-based soils and is always full of great minerals on the palate.


External Review
Vintage: 1999 03/12/2010

There are a handful of meaningful producers in the Loire Valley who make Muscadet in a caring fashion such that the wine can withstand years of age. Normally, one wouldn't think of Muscadet as an ager but believe us when we tell you that the outcome is nothing short of remarkable.


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Vintage: 1995 03/03/2010

Muscadet is most frequently drunk within the year upon release. What many don't know is that it has tremendous potential to be aged for decades in the cellar when coming from finer estates.



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93 points David Schildknecht (Vinous): Lemon, grapefruit, white currant and white peach backed by tinglingly bright acidity and wreathed in floral perfume and greenery put me unexpectedly in mind of Riesling aromatics and flavors. A firm, dense but buoyant palate is saturated with maritime salts and alkali, as well as harboring a mouthwateringly and intriguingly sardine-like animal-mineral savor. The finish practically detonates, leaving your salivary glands milked and your mouth shaken but consummately refreshed and invigorated. This beauty combines the fruity generosity typical of 2015 with brightness and decisive mineral impressions more familiar from 2014, and is almost certain to stand as a high point for its vintage. Drink: 2017-2030. (May 2017)

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