TN: 2008 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet V.V. Clos des Briord

2008 Domaine de la Pépière Muscadet V.V. Clos des Briords - Great aromatics of minerals, rising bread and citrus bloosoms. Very pleasing. Its quite racy and needs some air for enough lemonly fruit awaken fruit to balance the electric acidity. Has a saline/mineral quality on the finish. Should get better with more air. 2008 isn’t my favorite Muscadet vintage but I wouldnt be surprised if they soften with age. Great value but that goes without saying.

[ ] I Dislike it
[ ] Not my Style
[ ] I Like It
[x] I Really Like it
[ ] I Love It
[ ] Emotionaly Thrilling

Hasn’t budged an inch after being open for 24 hours.

Day three and it has softened and sweetened a bit. Still no notes of oxidation at all and this has been kept at 77 degrees room temperature the whole time.

Berry, unrelated to the specific wine, but why would you leave it out (unchilled) for two days? If I don’t finish a bottle, it’s either going in the fridge or the cellar again.

I too usually chill leftover wine. This wine was in such tight armor that I wanted to maximize its chemical reactions with higher temps to get a sense of where this wine might go with age.

Typicallly, M. Olivier’s Briords will age 20+. I had the '95 a few years ago and it still seemed a bit young, but really in a nice place.

I don’t doubt this at all. It seems impervious to oxygen.

Thanks for the note. Another domain which makes incredible stuff…