Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Cuvee des Ceps Centenaires" Muscadet Sevre et Main Sur Lie Chateau de Chasseloir Comte Leloup de Chasseloir 2005

If there ever was a mouthful of a wine name, this is it. Man, that's long. I've never thought the length of the name of the wine had anything to do with the quality, but this wine is absurdly good. Fucking awesome. I've been in a rut lately with wine. This snapped me out of it. It's really fucking good. You can get it at K&L or the LA Wine Company. LA Wine Company is cheaper by a few dollars. Don't let it deter you if you can't find it somewhere for 17$ like it is at the LA Wine Company and you have to pay 20$ for it at K&L. Go get this wine and drink a bottle of it as soon as you can, preferably with something like fish--although I actually drank it with an fritatta. (Heresy, I know. Where's my bouillabaisse and oysters?) Anyways...I am a Loire whore, and I am finding that I don't like red wine all that much anymore. Is this the geek in me coming out? You constantly hear about sommeliers and their ilk swearing off anything but riesling and other delicate white wines...I'm here to tell you that lately, I've been in that camp too. So, I'm asking myself why haven't I been drinking any Muscadet (or Muscadet Sevre et Main, which is one of the three appellations inside Muscadet)? This wine is dirt fucking cheap for how good it is. 17$??!! 

Lots of lemon, lime, green apple, salt and stone on the nose. Almost like drinking a margarita, but in a good way. Although this is from France, it smells like Mexico to me (Haha.). Once this is in your mouth, the stony character and peaches are apparent, as is the impeccable balance and awesome, food-friendly acidity. This has structure, richness, depth, and an abundance of chalky stone flavors. The finish is absurdly long, and tinged with lemons and stone. I fucking love this wine. It's absurd how good it is. A+

4 comments:

Joshiemac said...

C'mon, tell us what do you really think about this wine.

Jeff said...

All joking and any likeness to the breathless reviews of Parker (David Schildknecht) aside, this wine is crazy good. Really. I was floored by it.

jason said...

just bought a bottle... You cost me a lot of money Jeff!

Benjamin said...

you are correct, that wine is incredible. I tasted it and brought it into my store, sadly the one bottle I actually purchased was corked and now the wine is sold out...