Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.29 ratings
9.24 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
Byron C Mayes

Stat bright pale straw. Lighter but inviting nose of Asian pear, toasted vanilla spice, and rocks. Palate is medium full yielding chalky pear, flinty citrus rind, and a hint of chalky vanilla. Medium long finish, especially as the wine warms up. The flagship wine of Domaine Dagueneau lives up to all the hype. “A red in white clothing,” as my drinking partner puts it. Allegedly, Didier preferred this wine with a rare steak. I totally get that, having had this with a lightly marbled New York strip (and shrimp). It’s Cabernet Sauvignon’s mother after all. So much complexity and general “stuff” in this wine! If you’re one of those who won’t spend a lot on white wines, you’re missing out. This is up there with Savienneres and White Burgundy among white wine royalty. Fork over the cash. You won’t regret it. Drink now through 2026.

Stat bright pale straw. Lighter but inviting nose of Asian pear, toasted vanilla spice, and rocks. Palate is medium full yielding chalky pear, flinty citrus rind, and a hint of chalky vanilla. Medium long finish, especially as the wine warms up. The flagship wine of Domaine Dagueneau lives up to all the hype. “A red in white clothing,” as my drinking partner puts it. Allegedly, Didier preferred this wine with a rare steak. I totally get that, having had this with a lightly marbled New York strip (and shrimp). It’s Cabernet Sauvignon’s mother after all. So much complexity and general “stuff” in this wine! If you’re one of those who won’t spend a lot on white wines, you’re missing out. This is up there with Savienneres and White Burgundy among white wine royalty. Fork over the cash. You won’t regret it. Drink now through 2026.

Sep 16th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Uniquely bright, pungent, refined. Austere; citrusy, very tart, even a bit astringent. Elegant, fascinating, though I expected another level of concentration. Afraid it doesn’t add up to justify the price tag!

Uniquely bright, pungent, refined. Austere; citrusy, very tart, even a bit astringent. Elegant, fascinating, though I expected another level of concentration. Afraid it doesn’t add up to justify the price tag!

Jul 24th, 2021
Garen Staglin

Elegant and silky. Fine example of SB.

Elegant and silky. Fine example of SB.

Jan 2nd, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

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Aug 1st, 2020
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 4 months ago

Yianni had this 4 months ago

May 10th, 2021
Paul Angelillo

Paul had this 25 days ago

Paul had this 25 days ago

Aug 26th, 2021
Paul Angelillo

Paul had this 10 months ago

Paul had this 10 months ago

Nov 5th, 2020
Scott Embree

Scott had this a year ago

Scott had this a year ago

Sep 19th, 2020
Paul Angelillo

Paul had this 2 years ago

Paul had this 2 years ago

Jul 11th, 2019