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I`m still hooked on Muscadet!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:12 am

Even with all this cold snowy weather, garlic shrimp calls for my favourite white!! This Chereau-Carre offering was previously tasted in warmer times but Muscadet rocks so here goes!

WTN: `04 Muscadet Chateau l`Oiseliniere de la Ramee.

Very good vintage after the so-so `03 . 12% alc, opened an hour. Colour has a tad more depth than the previous bottle opened, a medium straw, no bubbles this time. On the nose, minerally, apple, sea-shells, this one is a classic. Has that "leesy" spritz from the sur-lie process on the palate plus apple and a nice citric bite on the finish. Pear and some zippy acidity here, crisp and fresh. It all hums along, memorable. Anyone seen any `05s yet?

Cost was $18 Cdn.
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by Otto » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 am

The Moose rocks! Only a couple '05s tasted. Seemed lovely.
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by Redwinger » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:29 pm

A local shop just received a shipment of 2005 Domaine du Millaud Muscadet. I had never heard of this producer until I sampled a bit of this wine with the "importer" in August. I thought it to be a worthy competitor with Pepiere which is not distributed locally. Hopefully the sample bottle is represenative of the entire lot. Probably not widely distributed, so this post will be of little benefit to most. ~ $10 (US)
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Re: I`m still hooked on Muscadet!!

by Robin Garr » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:40 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Anyone seen any `05s yet?


Indeed! I've reported a few, including these two tasted in September:

<b>Domaine de la Pepière 2005 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($9.99)</b>

Mark Ollivier's basic Muscadet bottling shows a transparent pale straw color; a few bubbles line the glass. Subtle and delicate aromas focus on pure white fruit and "crushed seashells," a characteristic of fine Muscadet. Mouth-filling, dry and tart, delicate citrus, lemon-lime, ripples over a base of chalky minerality, finishing clean and long. (Sept. 8, 2006)

<b>Clos des Briords 2005 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($12.99)</b>

Made from a single vineyard of 75-year-old Melon vines grown on deep topsoil over granite, this is a brilliant straw color. Intriguing aromas begin with melon and lime, opening up to stones and shells, then complex, earthy nuances of ripe Camembert and wool with time in the glass. Full flavors follow the nose, limey fruit and earthy grace notes, white fruit and chalk in a very long finish. A remarkable wine, and one that will gain from cellar time. (Sept. 8, 2006)
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:37 pm

Thanks Robin for posting again. Where are all the Musky fans over here?? Usually come out in droves when posting on a muscadet!!!!
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by Carl Eppig » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:04 pm

Cheer, cheer. Big fan here. Absolutely the best wine with seafood, all other things being equal. Have enjoyed earlier versions of the ones Robin posted on, but no '05s yet. Haven't seen yours Bob. It must be the importers, but there seems to be a lot of European, particularly French wine that turns up in Canada and not the U.S. and vice versa.
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by Redwinger » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:07 pm

Carl Eppig (Middleton, NH wrote:Cheer, cheer. Big fan here. Absolutely the best wine with seafood, all other things being equal. Have enjoyed earlier versions of the ones Robin posted on, but no '05s yet. Haven't seen yours Bob. It must be the importers, but there seems to be a lot of European, particularly French wine that turns up in Canada and not the U.S. and vice versa.

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Actually the Chereau-Carre does make it to the USA. Imported by De Maison Selections, Chapel Hill, N.C.
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by Redwinger » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:17 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Thanks Robin for posting again. Where are all the Musky fans over here?? Usually come out in droves when posting on a muscadet!!!!

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I don't believe it is fashionable to wear white shoes or drink Muscadet after Labor Day. :lol:
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by Bob Henrick » Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:27 pm

Redwinger wrote:Bob,
I don't believe it is fashionable to wear white shoes or drink Muscadet after Labor Day. :lol:
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by AaronW » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:02 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Even with all this cold snowy weather, garlic shrimp calls for my favourite white!! This Chereau-Carre offering was previously tasted in warmer times but Muscadet rocks so here goes!

WTN: `04 Muscadet Chateau l`Oiseliniere de la Ramee.

Very good vintage after the so-so `03 . 12% alc, opened an hour. Colour has a tad more depth than the previous bottle opened, a medium straw, no bubbles this time. On the nose, minerally, apple, sea-shells, this one is a classic. Has that "leesy" spritz from the sur-lie process on the palate plus apple and a nice citric bite on the finish. Pear and some zippy acidity here, crisp and fresh. It all hums along, memorable. Anyone seen any `05s yet?

Cost was $18 Cdn.


Food Garlic Shrimp in parsley butter.



Got myself a bottle of "Moose" the other day.
Another first for me!
Will definitely be posting notes. And for food, that Garlic Shrimp business, Bob, sounds scrumptious!
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:13 pm

Way to go Aaron!! You will be hooked too.
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Re: I`m still hooked on Muscadet!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:56 am

Here`s our friend Chris Kissick opening a `96!!!

http://www.thewinedoctor.com/weekend/lu ... or96.shtml
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by Ryan D » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:13 am

I picked up one as well.

Actually kind of a funny story. Wife and I buy wine from a winery in Tennessee near where her parents live. We were going to get on their year-long waiting list for Muscadine [a popular Southern grape], but have never tried a Muscadine. So I went to a local wine shop and asked for a Muscadine.

The guy thought I said [or meant to say] "Muscadet" and brought me over the that section of the store... I swear his face lit up and you'd think he was describing one of his kids' crowning achievements to me. I didn't have the heart [nor the cajones] to say what I really meant to say, and knowing that many here on WLDG love Muscadets, I figured to give it a shot, so I'm looking forward to it!
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by Warren Edwardes » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:23 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Even with all this cold snowy weather, garlic shrimp calls for my favourite white!! This Chereau-Carre offering was previously tasted in warmer times but Muscadet rocks so here goes!



Bob

Muscadet is fine all year round.

Surely you have a warm micro-climate in your dining room right now?

And if your dining room micro-climate is cool in summer then a Priorat or Shiraz is fine in summer.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:42 pm

Hey Warren, good to see you over here. Another member of the Brit gang!!!
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Re: I`m still hooked on Muscadet!!

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:05 pm

I cannot believe I have been through another summer here without opening a musky! Well, have the `04 Chereau-Carre Chasseloire, Cuvee des Ceps Centaires ready to go, all I need is some shrimp and mussells. Stay tuned, oh anyone else in the mood?!

Last evening, I met a Loire B and B guy here in town and he told me there will be very little Muscadet from `08. Lousy weather etc.

Maybe Jim will be blogging about this? http://jimsloire.blogspot.com/
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by Jim Vandegriff » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:32 pm

A little town nearby has a yearly oysters and ale festival (it happened last weekend) and although I could not attend, whenever I heard an advertisement for it on the radio, I started salivating and thinking of Clos des Briords! Jim
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by Tim York » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:45 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:
Maybe Jim will be blogging about this? http://jimsloire.blogspot.com/


Those reports from Jim Budd are much better than I feared. In the last few days, we have been having a bit of an Indian summer which extend down to SW France.

BTW Jacky Blot's wines are great.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:43 pm

Things have not changed much around here, I am still hooked. Just found this on the Wine Doctors site! A note on a `03 Oiseliniere...>

http://www.thewinedoctor.com/
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by Nigel Groundwater » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:45 am

Bob I got the 2005 Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie, Château l'Oiselinière de la Ramée, (Chéreau-Carré)in my last order from the Wine Society here in the UK and the first bottle was delicious.

Not quite as delicious as the 2005 Eric Morgat, Savennières, L'Enclos, 2005 bought in the same order but was much less expensive at £8.25 [the 06 is also available at £7.95]. The Savennières was £13.95 but has just been increased to £16.50 due to the shrinkage of the £ versus the Euro.

Guy Brossard's Domaine de L'Ecu and Pierre Luneau-Papin's wines are my other favourite Muscadets but the l'Oiselinière is another superb QPR and IMO right up there.
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by David M. Bueker » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:27 am

Brossard has put his domaine up for sale.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:43 am

Muscadet Ch. du Coing de Saint Fiacre 2005.
Muscadet Grand Fief de la Cormeraie 2005.


Both have just shown up on the shelf!! I`m off and running.
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by Nigel Groundwater » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:22 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Brossard has put his domaine up for sale.

Yes indeed and some time ago but AFAIK he [Bossard] has had no takers or at least I have seen no reports. However you can still buy his wines although it will become a diminishing feast if he simply stops producing which is hopefully unlikely.
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