Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.3619 ratings
9.4248 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fumé, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Top Notes For
Tom Riley

A special wine. Juicy bright lemons, wet rocks, freshly mown hay. Elegant mouthfeel, almost luxurious. A finish that goes on forever. Gonna be sad this when it's gone.

A special wine. Juicy bright lemons, wet rocks, freshly mown hay. Elegant mouthfeel, almost luxurious. A finish that goes on forever. Gonna be sad this when it's gone.

4 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2014
Dawn Smith

Many years ago while visiting the Seattle market Didier remarked that, in his opinion, Silex did not come into its own until at least ten years of bottle age. This bottle, a 2001, was lightly honeyed, developed and delicious.

Many years ago while visiting the Seattle market Didier remarked that, in his opinion, Silex did not come into its own until at least ten years of bottle age. This bottle, a 2001, was lightly honeyed, developed and delicious.

2 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2015
Tim O'Rourke

Big and brawny--what you would expect from the vintage. But plenty of balanced acidity for such a monster. Delicious w/ butter poached lobster.

Big and brawny--what you would expect from the vintage. But plenty of balanced acidity for such a monster. Delicious w/ butter poached lobster.

2 people found it helpfulOct 23rd, 2014
Greg Gregory

Excellent wine but best to decant and make sure it's not too cold.

Excellent wine but best to decant and make sure it's not too cold.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2017
Colleen Fleming

Sales & Marketing Kelly Fleming Wines

9.9

2009!

2009!

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2013
Kyle Gabriel

Meyer lemon in the garden. Super nice.

Meyer lemon in the garden. Super nice.

Jun 30th, 2017
Christine Havens

The best Pouilly-Fumé I've ever tasted—the 2007 Silex was indeed a special bottle, the last vintage Dagueneau crafted before a crash in an ultralight plane cut his life and career short. Full and nuanced without being weighty, ever changing and evolving in the glass. Lemon curd, apple blossom, dried honey, and dried apricots. In the mouth the profile is reminiscent of a still Champagne, with toast and and lees comingling with candied pink grapefruit, dried thyme and a flourish of smoky minerality on the finish.

The best Pouilly-Fumé I've ever tasted—the 2007 Silex was indeed a special bottle, the last vintage Dagueneau crafted before a crash in an ultralight plane cut his life and career short. Full and nuanced without being weighty, ever changing and evolving in the glass. Lemon curd, apple blossom, dried honey, and dried apricots. In the mouth the profile is reminiscent of a still Champagne, with toast and and lees comingling with candied pink grapefruit, dried thyme and a flourish of smoky minerality on the finish.

Jun 22nd, 2017
Nick Apone

2012 vintage.

2012 vintage.

May 12th, 2017
Nick Apone

2013 vintage.

2013 vintage.

May 12th, 2017
Steven Gullo

Young and flinty. Clean, clear cut mineral and lime zest. Always a good choice 😀

Young and flinty. Clean, clear cut mineral and lime zest. Always a good choice 😀

May 9th, 2017