Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Guy Bossard Muscadet Cuvee Classic 2008

The Muscadet grape is grown in a maritime climate so it receives a nice amount of cool air during the hotter months at vintage time. Generally this variety should be served young and with anything that has been swimming in the sea. Grown near the sea and served with the fish from the sea sounds fantastic.

Guy Bossard Muscadet Cuvee Classic 2008

Now I have never tried a Muscadet before so I was interested to try this when it came across my desk. On the nose you get a huge pong of oxidative notes that muddy the wines message but on the palate there is a bit of lemon rind mixed with melon, peach and spice dusted with icing sugar.  While the flavours are interesting the oxidative note masks the true glory of the wine. I hope this was just a bad bottle and not the norm for this label.

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $28
Rated: 86
Drink: Now or over the next few years.

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