1993 Chateau de Chasselier de St. Fiacre Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Sur Lie: Honey and lemon
july 2011: this 1993 chateau de chasselier de st. fiacre muscadet de sevre et maine sur lie we had with lightly pan fried mackerel, salad, potatoes and bread. it was honey and lemon on the nose, but mostly citrus on the tongue. very yellow color. apparently most muscadet are drunk young, so this bottle being from 1993 is unusual. its age probably accounts for the darker yellow color. we thought it held up quite well. view on boats in dinard harbor in background.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.