My second 2008 and top brooch as ever. Very pure and delicate at this stage, with solid overall balance. Hints of grapefruit, lemon-lime, soft mineral and touches of round curd. Very smooth and satisfying. Agreed this still had time but no need to wait.
2008 Blanc Fume de Pouilly - bottle in excelent shape. Needed some air to clear it up to a rich, intense and fresh nose with citrus, grapefruit, mushrooms, mineral and fresh. Palate with good weight, fat palate with sharp acidity and a lemon / grapefruit aftertaste.
I was starting to get worried by the recent notes here. Unnecessarily, as it turned out. The nose immediately showed some evolution, some mushrooms, a smoky note, a bit of reduction, but after some time in the glass it cleaned up. At its best had a wonderfully smooth, complex nose, with a sweetness which could have come from the oak perfectly mixed with a floral note. On the palate that bit of roundness acquired with age was still completely dominated by the sharp, lemony acidity. Nice complexity too, and length. At best with food and it was lovely. Could go quite a few more years.
Monthly Tasting Group: Whites at Monello (Monello, Mpls, MN): Light gold color. Drank 1 glass over an hour plus. This was off on the nose, there was a vegetal quality that seemed to partly resolve but it still wasn't quite right with an oxidized character. The palate was somewhat better with the distinct lemon, citrus, racy acids, dense, and still showed excellent length, but the undertones of the start of oxidation was there too. Drinkable, but expiring.
Lot of citrus (fruits and zests) on nose (lemon, mandarin), medium complexity. Good overall balance, medium+ acidity, not too strong for a 2008 No (more) oak. nice finish, good length, citrus, mineral, simple but clean.
A nice wine, but no more, price is a bit off for me (as all Dagueneau's wines)
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