2002 Luneau-Papin Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Excelsior Clos des Noelles, France, Loire Valley, Wine Review
This is a top of the line Muscadet. It was $25 back on release and I doubt it costs much more than that today. Muscadets are some of the best values in the wine world. At age 16, this one was gorgeous. Medium golden in color. The nose has crushed shells and a salinity to it. Very nice. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Its all about the minerals. Complex and deep. Great with lighter foods. Good balance. Nice finish.