2007 Chéreau-Carré Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie La Griffe

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Vintage: 2007
Producer: Chéreau-Carré
Variety: Melon de Bourgogne
Designation: Sur Lie La Griffe
Region: France
Sub-region: Loire Valley, Nantais
ABV: 12%
Price: $22 (EW)

He says: Didn’t hate it, but for a dollar more I’d easily buy the other Muscadet we tasted. I found the palate too tart and underwhelming after a bouquet that promised richness and development – far too tart. Not horrible, but not great.

She says: More intense aromatics with a stronger sur lie influence immediately evident.  The initial taste on the palate held promise however the finish disappointed.  It lacked balance and finesse in comparison to the Andre Vinet which meant it was a clear second.  Sometimes the decision is easy!

Tasting note
Looks like: Clear, pale lemon
Smells like: Clean, developing, toast, yeast, bread, green apple, nutty, med+ intensity
Tastes like: Dry, med+ body, med acid, med+ intensity, green apple, citrus, bread, lemon, lime, overly tart, med alcohol, med- finish
Summary: Acceptable, Ready to Drink

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