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link to an article by Jon Bonne; the wine for oysters

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

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  1. Eric Asimov has a Muscadet piece in the NY Times

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    1. FWIW, my favorite is the last one listed -- one of the very few wines I buy by the case!

      1. Any opinions on aged muscadet?
        I opened a 1993 Domaine de la Louvetrie Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Le Fief du Breil earlier this year at Sunny Shanghai in San Bruno and loved it. Other wine geeks wondered what the point is of muscadet that's rounded.

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        1. re: SteveTimko

          Steve - isn't the answer that you loved it? sure, the oft cited charm of muscadet is that acidity/crispness to go with oysters but does that have to be the end all of that the wine can offer?

          1. re: SteveTimko

            I'll readily admit I cannot recall having a Muscadet that's 16+ years old, but I have enjoyed them at 5+ years of age . . . .

            1. re: SteveTimko

              Balthazar has a 1995 now we just had with bluepoints, was perfect

            2. I was in a wine shop the other week and tried to convince a wine clerk that Muscadet isn't made from Muscat grapes, all while she was insisting that it was and only the more expensive cuvees show floral notes. In fact she picked one pricier Muscadet off the shelf & said that one was aged sur lie and tasted perfumed & sweet. uhhhh, right.

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              1. re: zinFAN

                It's a shame when folks you expect to know hand out misinformation like it's the truth!