This Muscadet is dry, crisp and tart with enough fruit , just as it should be. It was great for lunch with oysters and french bread. One bottle had TCA, a cork mold that is the leading cause of wine spoilage. It smells and tastes like wet cardboard, tennis shoes, or sweat socks - not very pleasant. People's sensitivity to it varies a great deal. TCA or a "corked" bottle is the perfect reason to"send it back" in a restaurant or to take it back to the store for a refund. There should be no questions asked about accepting such a bottle back. We found our bottles for less than $10 at Trader Joe's. If your bottle is "corked" you will have found out what TCA smells like and you should be able to get a refund. Hopefully your bottle wil be bright and crisp!