Edouard Massart Chateau Thebaud 2009 75cl

"Such a lovely bottle of wine - you get the freshness of Muscadet but with a complexity and richness from the extensive ageing. If you want to try a unique wine that is a splendid take on Muscadet, give this a shot!"

An engineer by trade, Edouard Massart re-located from his home in Burgundy to take over from a retiring vigneron in 2013. As part of the sale, Edouard inherited wine still in tank, some of which he elected to blend to create a non-vintage cuvée. Today, he farms 15 hectares of site-specific Muscadet, centred on the lesser known Cru of Château Thébaud. The 2009 Château Thébaud was still in tank when Edouard took over and was only bottled in 2016, so an impressive six years in tank. The follow-on vintage is the 2014 which spent 36 months on lees. Both wines are powerful, saline and very long.

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