TN: 2005 Luneau-Papin Clos des Allees Muscadet


Opened tonight with a dinner of shrimp stir-fried with veggies in a
black bean-garlic-ginger concoction:
2005 Luneau-Papin 'Clos des Allees' Muscadet Sevre et Main Sur Lie (whew)
color: green-tinged yellow
nose: green apples, minerals
palate: round entry, lush fruit, crisp, fresh, lively
This is a single-vineyard Muscadet from Luneau-Papin, as opposed to
their flagship L D'Or bottling. '05 was a ripe year in the Loire and it
shows with this fleshy Muscadet, but even so it never loses its zip and
is quite excellent with our shrimp. Most likely, it would do well with
any seafood. $15 and well worth the price.
Mark Lipton
Reply to
Mark Lipton
On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 01:40:51 -0400
Thanks for the notes. Sounds tasty, except for the price.
In pedantic mode, Sèvre-et-Maine, just like the state harbouring Bangor.
Re L d'Or, I left with the understanding that it is always single vineyard, but the choice of parcel is selected annually. However, it is apparently an open secret that the same vineyard is always selected.
2005 is a great vintage throughout the Loire, it seems.
I was really delighted to discover L-P recently, thanks again denizens of AFW.
-E
Reply to
Emery Davis
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 19:13:01 +0200 (CEST)
Love to. Send me an email, for sure. In any case I'll be around then.
-E
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Emery Davis

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