My first time

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Pasternak Imports.

I’ll get to today’s wine in just a minute. First, a little story. I bought my very first bottle of wine in 1998. In Spain. On my Spanish class’ school trip. I knew zero, zip, zilch, about wine other than the fact that adults seemed to like it and I had a bunch of adults at home I needed to bring gifts for because they had all helped me out with various parts of this trip in order to be able to afford it. My bosses at the antique store gave me spending money, family friends gave me a converter, a titanium umbrella, spending money, etc., and my parents paid for the lion’s share of the trip. Wine seemed pretty logical since I knew from studying Spain that one of its main products was wine. I went to the local wine shop in one of the towns we visited and I spotted a bottle that was wrapped in gold wire formed into diamonds. Being 17 at the time and not knowing anything, that’s what I bought. Had I been just a few years older, I would have been the target market who buys based off packaging! Why am I telling this story today? Because the bottle of wine we tasted last night is wrapped in hte same gold wire and I had a flashback to that first purchase 12 years ago!

So today’s wine. Thankfully it was much better than what I purchased that day in Spain. Turns out buying by packaging alone wasn’t a good idea, even in Spain 12 years ago.  We pulled the 2008 Guy Saget Estates Les Clissages D’Or Muscadet Sevre et Maine from the basement for Matt to drink with some crab legs. I don’t know what it retails for, but it’s made from 100% Melon de Bourgogne, clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, and had a real cork closure.

On the nose I got melon, watermelon, honeydew, fresh sweet grass, honey, apricot, tropical notes, and flowers. In the mouth I found melons, lemon, tropical notes, and sweet hay. Overall I thought the fruit showed as slightly creamy, which would make sense given the winemaker made this wine sur lie, but it still had a crisp note that kept up with the rounded flavors and overall matched really well with the crab dunked in drawn butter!


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  1. Sonadora
    I made a post with the best wine blogs on the web, and Wannabe is there.

    Regards and


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