Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.3725 ratings
9.4285 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fumé, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Yianni Stoner

Vegetal notes are at the forefront. Would be curious to try in a decade.

Vegetal notes are at the forefront. Would be curious to try in a decade.

Sep 8th, 2019
Ira Schwartz

Was not sure what this was going to taste like as I never had one with this much age on it. An uncanny combination on the nose and palate of citrus and tropical fruit .A profile that overloads the senses. Imagine an elephant as a graceful ballerina . The palate is best described as three dimensional. The wine’s structure makes me feel this wine is in suspended animation and will drink well for a very long time.

Was not sure what this was going to taste like as I never had one with this much age on it. An uncanny combination on the nose and palate of citrus and tropical fruit .A profile that overloads the senses. Imagine an elephant as a graceful ballerina . The palate is best described as three dimensional. The wine’s structure makes me feel this wine is in suspended animation and will drink well for a very long time.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Matt Lasater

Loved this showing, a very classy and expressive wine, all finesse and complexity. Aging glacially, still so youthful in the glass, I could see this needing another 5-8 before fully relaxing. My favorite part about these wines is the texture and harmonious acid, which melds into the wine from front to back. There’s never anything overt, sharp, or obtrusive, and the transition the wine makes across the palate is seamless. Texturally engaging, theres well confined oak and phenolics adding dimension. Bergamot, ripe green apple, asian pear, green pineapple, lime blossom, damp chalk, button mushrooms, chervil, sweet tarragon, cream, a slight touch of spring honey.

Loved this showing, a very classy and expressive wine, all finesse and complexity. Aging glacially, still so youthful in the glass, I could see this needing another 5-8 before fully relaxing. My favorite part about these wines is the texture and harmonious acid, which melds into the wine from front to back. There’s never anything overt, sharp, or obtrusive, and the transition the wine makes across the palate is seamless. Texturally engaging, theres well confined oak and phenolics adding dimension. Bergamot, ripe green apple, asian pear, green pineapple, lime blossom, damp chalk, button mushrooms, chervil, sweet tarragon, cream, a slight touch of spring honey.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Mike R
9.5

Wine Nerd Herd Thursday lunch which we like to call Sauvignon Blanc on steroids - the wines are delicious and the friendship is even better - this is usually a get rowdy event with just the gents but mixed it up a little and was a blast and definitely a little slice of Heaven

This was my tie for WOTL - just incredible!!

Wine Nerd Herd Thursday lunch which we like to call Sauvignon Blanc on steroids - the wines are delicious and the friendship is even better - this is usually a get rowdy event with just the gents but mixed it up a little and was a blast and definitely a little slice of Heaven

This was my tie for WOTL - just incredible!!

May 26th, 2019
Shawn R

A SB not for the person looking for the tropics. Classic Silex hailing from the Upper Loire Valley. Spent gunpowder and fireworks on the nose. Lemon curd, flint and maybe wet wool. Salty finish that grabs you with the a slight acid tug.

A SB not for the person looking for the tropics. Classic Silex hailing from the Upper Loire Valley. Spent gunpowder and fireworks on the nose. Lemon curd, flint and maybe wet wool. Salty finish that grabs you with the a slight acid tug.

May 19th, 2019
Bill Bender

Always a unique expression worthy of contemplation. Oyster shell, saline, yeast and almond oil infused marzipan. To me this was loads better when accompanied by food. Awesome @Shawn R

Always a unique expression worthy of contemplation. Oyster shell, saline, yeast and almond oil infused marzipan. To me this was loads better when accompanied by food. Awesome @Shawn R

May 16th, 2019
Conrad Green

Bright lemon and rounded with a great mineral undertow. Very classy and drinkable now. Yum

Bright lemon and rounded with a great mineral undertow. Very classy and drinkable now. Yum

Nov 14th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Massive aromatics here, tons going on but falling into place with nearly a decade of age, some green/peppery notes with smokey grapefruit and pit fruit, along with a marine mineral finish. Lush texture but tremendous vibrancy, fascinating interplay between intensity and lightness

Massive aromatics here, tons going on but falling into place with nearly a decade of age, some green/peppery notes with smokey grapefruit and pit fruit, along with a marine mineral finish. Lush texture but tremendous vibrancy, fascinating interplay between intensity and lightness

Oct 29th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.5

Another one. Flawless

Another one. Flawless

Oct 19th, 2018
WineMascot

2011, wired oxidized and awesome. Nerd alert here

2011, wired oxidized and awesome. Nerd alert here

Sep 23rd, 2018