1995 Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Le L D’Or (France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine)

France, Loire Valley, Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine, Pays Nantais, White Wine

Looks incredibly young. Light straw/pale yellow color. No sign of age and/or oxidation. Interesting marzipane and oily lemon on the nose with a hint of petrol that reminds ever-so-slightly of old Riesling. On the palate, this is liquid minerals with lemon zest. Drinking this reminds me of the taste of an oyster on the half-shell with some lemon juice and sea salt garnish. Just delicious. Was a great pairing with seared scallops.

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I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

2 thoughts on “1995 Luneau-Papin Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Le L D’Or (France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine)”

  1. Serge. I sure do. Here’s my TN:“Amazing wine. Great minerality, great delineation, great finesse, great acidity, great roundness and no hard edges. To describe this wine in terms of fruit, misses the point of this wine, IMO, so I won’t attempt. It is very floral, racy, zingy, and fun. Paired as well with the food tonight as any food/wine pairing I’ve ever tried. At the $16 I managed to snag this, this is a case buy.”


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