The wine has a clear, medium intensity yellow color.
Fully developed on the nose with a medium+ aroma intensity. Aromas of dried stone fruit, resin, slightly botrytis(?), yellow raisins, over ripe red apples, some nutty/oxi notes and mushrooms. With aeration aromas of fresh peach, spice box and fennel seeds came through. Really impressive and intriguing nose.
It's dry on the palate with a high acidity and medium body. The flavor intensity is medium+. It shows flavors of bruised apples, yellow raisins, apricot, wet stones and fennel. The mouthfeel is slightly waxy. The finish is long and acidic with flavors of apple core and stone fruits. I like how the acidity kinda grows on the palate and leaving a very refreshing and light feeling.
Doubtless a wine of outstanding quality which is ready to drink now and for another 1-2 years. It lacks all of my classic Sauvignon attributes and even when the bottle was revealed I had a hard time finding any herbal, black currant or grassy notes. This is how to treat this grape right in my opinion.
Boxwood, Cat pee- yes, but also some nice tropical notes. Mouth watering acidity on the palate, tight and mineral- though more accessible than some of the younger vintages I have had- with some mouth weight and roundness. A little toasted cereal sneaking up, with more to develop hopefully.
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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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