One of the hottest things going in the world of nerdy wine things right now are the wines from Loire Valley's most western appellation, Muscadet. The steely, mineral rich and high acid wines made from Melon de Bourgogne are the go-to oyster wines of France, their bracing acid a perfect partner to the briny bivalves, but it is the wines with a touch of age on them that has all of us wine nerds digging in and looking for more to taste, serve, guzzle. Muscadet is a slam-dunk when it comes to value wines, most selling for $15 and under but the wines that are held back a little, allowed to flesh out, fill out and blossom into something with a touch of weight and curve to go with all that mineral, well that has us all a buzz as it were. We were able to nab the very last case of this 2016 from Perle de Mer and we were thrilled to get it. Plenty of stone fruit along with that marine like saline and damp green aromas. Nice weight on the palate while still retaining that lovely snap of vibrant acidity. Long, fresh and easy to gulp.