Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:WTN: `05 Muscadet Grand Fief de la Cormeraie, Chereau-Gunther.
Yup, even more hooked on Muscadet!! This wine was consumed with herbed garlic shrimp in lemon parsley butter. $26 Cdn, good natural cork, 12% alc.
It is hard to keep track of the Chereau-Carre family out there in the Loire, who has a family tree?!!
Color. Pale hue, light straw, oh so clear.
Nose. This was pretty closed up, but managed to find some citrus lime fruit, minerals, "wet stones" from across the table". Apple on day 2.
Palate. Initial mouthfeel entry was dryish, not too austere a style, good weight, creamy. There was a nice structure to this wine, fresh and vibrant. Fellow tasters wondered about "enough acidity?" and I wonder too. I am generally used to more saline character.
Tad riper on day 2, best to serve at cellar temperature I think. Nice wine here.
Only too happy to post on another C-C`05 I just tasted......>
WTN: `05 Chateau du Coing de Saint Fiacre Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine Chereau-Gunther.
Pale medium lemon yellow. Leesy nose still, citrus, wet stones, still fresh with apple and floral notes. Initial entry is off-dry, minerally very good fruit expression. Hint of honeysuckle is nice as this shows some age eh. Great acidity still, white stone-fruit. Lively finish here, quite complex and terrific mouthfeel. Envious of those on east coast who seem to have good access to aged Muscadet!