Domaine des Herbauges, 2016 Update

The 2015 vintage seems to have been kind to the vignerons of the Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu appellation. The wines of Nicolas and Hervé Choblet of Domaine du Haut Bourg, the notes on which I inserted into my Muscadet 2015 report, suggested plenty of potential. Now I come to a near neighbour (and a cousin too), Jérôme Choblet (pictured below) and Domaine des Herbauges. These wines were tasted with Jérôme in London, and all were brut de cuve samples from the 2015 vintage, further expanding my coverage of this vintage.

Domaine des Herbauges

The Wines

After starting with the 2015 Moulin d’Argent, a vin de pays Chardonnay, it was a significant step up to the 2015 Classic cuvée and then again to the 2015 Clos de la Sénaigerie. The former of the two Muscadets showed a good combination of fruit and the salty minerality that for me typifies the Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu appellation, as does the latter wine although with a touch more substance and depth.

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