Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.242 ratings
9.117 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
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
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.2

Always yummy.

Always yummy.

Mar 13th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Ripe tree fruit. Lemon, flint, wet stone, perfume and honey. Peach, cassis, melon and grapefruit. M+ acid, m body, m+ finish. A bit of astringency. Love it!

Ripe tree fruit. Lemon, flint, wet stone, perfume and honey. Peach, cassis, melon and grapefruit. M+ acid, m body, m+ finish. A bit of astringency. Love it!

Feb 22nd, 2016
Andrew Green

Wine Director/Partner The Village Pub & Spruce Restaurants

9.2

2010

2010

Mar 1st, 2015
Joseph Ngo

So clean grapefruit super high toned acids. 2010.

So clean grapefruit super high toned acids. 2010.

Jun 9th, 2014
Jeffrey Bencus

Head Sommelier Julian Serrano, Las Vegas

8.6

2010

2010

Mar 3rd, 2014
Matt Rupert

Sales Bi-Rite Market

8.9

2010

2010

Dec 18th, 2013
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.1

2010

2010

Apr 17th, 2013
Dick Schinkel

Still young!!!

Still young!!!

Dec 25th, 2019
Bobby Gilbane

Yes I would like to rock.

This is gorgeous but yet a baby.

Yes I would like to rock.

This is gorgeous but yet a baby.

Jul 6th, 2018