Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.3744 ratings
9.4292 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
LM Segal

Rich and pure, white flowers and grapefruit dominate an incredibly complex and mature white. Fantastic, feels structured enough to go for a long while.

Rich and pure, white flowers and grapefruit dominate an incredibly complex and mature white. Fantastic, feels structured enough to go for a long while.

May 31st, 2020
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon in colour. Initial touch of oxidation on nose which largely disappeared. Barb said aromas of Dandelion which is a lawn weed in Australia. Very minerally (from soil riddled with flint). Touch of pineapple. This is barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fume and as different as possible from Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc. Great Intensity on the palate with the Oak in perfect balance. One of the 1001 wines. In the book “probably the greatest white made in the Upper Loire Valley”. I would like to try a younger vintage in the future. Made by the eccentric Didier Dagueneau.

Mid Lemon in colour. Initial touch of oxidation on nose which largely disappeared. Barb said aromas of Dandelion which is a lawn weed in Australia. Very minerally (from soil riddled with flint). Touch of pineapple. This is barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly Fume and as different as possible from Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc. Great Intensity on the palate with the Oak in perfect balance. One of the 1001 wines. In the book “probably the greatest white made in the Upper Loire Valley”. I would like to try a younger vintage in the future. Made by the eccentric Didier Dagueneau.

May 17th, 2020
Garen Staglin

Elegant and silky. Fine example of SB.

Elegant and silky. Fine example of SB.

Jan 2nd, 2020
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