This is a really cracking bottle from a single vineyard 20Km South of Nantes in the western Loire Valley. Slightly confusing is that 'Château Thebaud' is actually the vineyard area, singled out for a very distinctive micro climate that produces very intense mineral edge wines of exceptional purity and not a Château. This is the very top-end of Muscadet with a minimum of 36 months ageing on the lees (sur lie) before bottling. A really intriguing glass of wine. Stone fruit nose and a palate that is round and cut through with a zingy grapefruit character. Brilliant with dishes that include creamy sauces.