- posted 14 years ago
Last night I came home to find a bunch of littleneck clams in the sink.
Seemed like a good time to bring up the 1997 Luneau-Papin "L d'Or "
Muscadet. Beautiful crushed clamshell/mineral nose, light but clear
green apple and citrus fruit. Acidity is bright but not harsh, finish
has a nutty edge to it - the only real sign of age. The meal turned out
to be a clam chowder with leeks and bok choy (and a little tomato paste
and hot pepper), and the wine wasn't really a perfect match, but it did
ok. This is still available at Chambers Street and I'll get more next
time I'm in, but next time the shellfish are going in straight. B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of