Small taste at a gathering. Nose had jalapenos, tropical and citrus fruits on the nose. Palate was more of the same with lemon-lime and saline and some green pepper skin as well. Still a decent amount of minerals, but not as much as anticipated. Very well made wine and one of the last DD had a hand in.
Bright, zesty, lemon-lime-driven, with lots of chalk and saline notes. Dead ringer for sliced jalapenos as well. Smoky minerals and crushed rocks on the finish. Very good stuff - but I wonder about how much longer I'd cellar some if I had any.
Had My last bottle of DD's 2007 Silex at a wonderful dinner out with friends who had never even heard of him. Made the mistake of saving it for a "Special Occasion". Was over the hill by probably 3 years. Oxidization was evident. Hope you haven't keep yours beyond 5 years,
This starts to live up to its reputation - opened 1.5 hours before drinking, and not too chilled. Little of the herbacious and grassy/lemon notes that one often gets, but a rather chiseled and crystalline pure citrus note, with a slightly round mouth feel. But it did not knock my socks of!
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(Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fumé Silex) Light canary yellow color; refined ripe and tart grapefruit and citrus nose; tart grapefruit, citrus, lime palate with definition and medium-plus acidity; medium finish 92+ pts.
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