Blind tasting, nose very fine of quince, tangerine, blackcurrant bud, and Lilly of the Valley. A hint of brasilian nuts. Mouth dry, mineral and sharp, with a lot of those Lilly, zest of tangerine skin. An aromatic wine very elegant with a super long aftertaste. Exceptionnal. Not easy to understand for average tasters. This vintage is sad for Dagueneau’s family : the father died in September during the harvest. So some friends winemakers help to accomplish his job made in the vines earlier. Thanks Mr Dagueneau for your superclass expression of sauvignon.
The vintage has a significance as the first one overseen by Didier Dagueneau's son Louis-Benjamin after his death in 2008. Pale, lemony green in colour. An extraordinary opulence of tropical aromas as passion fruit, mango and pineapple scents are mixed with elderflower jam. Perfectly balanced between a racy, savoury profile and an assertive yet refreshing mouth-feel. Exuberant, seductive and very long lasting.
Ah,to change the impressions on age worthiness of SB. Bright clean mineral and focused acidity on front of palette. Long flinty finish and the strong oneself sb fruit. It didn't hint of lychee nuts, which were prevalent in earlier tastings, but was defined by round plump fresh fruit with oaky overtones...paired with Florida shrimp, Dungeness crab, chicken and chorizo paella; the silex it was a perfect match. Can't wait for the next tasting.
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